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How to control my emotions? My bf left me cuz i suffer from borderline personality disorder. How can i cope with the pain im suffering....

How to control my emotions? My bf left me cuz i suffer from borderline personality disorder. How can i cope with the pain im suffering....

Time to get to work: Your boyfriend did not leave you because you have BPD, he ended the relationship because he felt you and he were not healthy together. If you feel your BPD has a negative impact on your life then work on the areas that have the most negative outcomes, impulsivity, anger outbursts, etc. find a therapist that specializes in treating this disorder and get to work. You deserve happiness too. Good luck ...Read more

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Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more


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What would you suggest I do to control obsessive compulsive personality disorder in myself?

What would you suggest I do to control obsessive compulsive personality disorder in myself?

1st, Back 2 Basics?: Like ocd, ocpd can rob life of joy, & take a toll on relationships. Both can cause great anguish & frustration 2 its sufferers. If u haven't done so be4, read up on ocpd & ocd - how they tic. Most effective treatments: a) 4 ocd = exposure & response prevention (http://bit.Ly/12d); b) 4 ocpd = (http://bit.Ly/11eonc1) - psychotherapy (including insight-oriented, cbt, acceptance & commitment therapy). ...Read more

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Have borderline personality disorder. family thinks its all about me controlling mind. Is it possible alone? region no proper therapist.

Have borderline personality disorder. family thinks its all about me controlling mind. Is it possible alone? region no proper therapist.

Telemedicine: Please speak to Health Tap and they may be able to arrange a virtual consultation with a psychiatrist to help you with your condition. Many of your psychological issues can be helped with a good support system and a good psychiatrist and therapist. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What should I be doing to control my borderline personality disorder while I can't pay for counseling? I have trouble with anger and abandonment.

What should I be doing to control my borderline personality disorder while I can't pay for counseling? I have trouble with anger and abandonment.

Learn coping skills: Get some self help books on coping skills and anger management. If you self mutilate find alternative ways of feeling pain that are harmless like snapping a rubber band on your wrist. ...Read more

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Aging mother has personality disorder. Even in a confused state, she continues to resist any control by therapists who try to help her. What can we do?

Aging mother has personality disorder. Even in a confused state, she continues to resist any control by therapists who try to help her. What can we do?

Support and prepare: It takes some active coordination of the caregivers as they are often ill prepared to manage the 'dual diagnoses' individuals. Suggest team meetings with the therapists and her physician present, discuss intervention strategies that are workable and manageable, working in the morning is preferable and may also help limit confusion as a complicating factor in her personality issues. ...Read more

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I think I have personality disorder.Paranoia, mildly delusional, apathetic, depressed, no thought control, reality/dream confusion, isolation.What is this?

I think I have personality disorder.Paranoia, mildly delusional, apathetic, depressed, no thought control, reality/dream confusion, isolation.What is this?

See a professional : It's best not to self-diagnose. While those symptoms can be indicative of a personality disorder, they can also hint towards other mental illnesses or even a non-psychiatric medical disease. Is suggest seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist for clarity. You may even want to visit your gp to rule out other medical issues. ...Read more

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What is a personality disorder.?

What is a personality disorder.?

Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression. ...Read more

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What causes personality disorder?

What causes personality disorder?

Multifactorial: Frontal, temporal, and parietal lobe abnormalities may be seen possibly due to perinatal injury, encephalitis, trauma, or genetics. May also see diminished monoamine oxidase (MAO) and serotonin levels. The role these play is unknown. Developmental abnormalities secondary to abuse, neglect or incest may be present. ...Read more

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What is personality disorder like?

There are many.: There are many types of personality disorders. The important thing to remember is that traits are only considered to be a disorder if they are inflexible. Inflexible traits that are maladaptive to the environment and cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress are the hallmark of a personality disorder. ...Read more

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How can I treat personality disorder?

How can I treat personality disorder?

Therapy: Seek out individual and/or group therapy with a licensed therapist who has experience and training in this area. Work hard and good luck! ...Read more