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Doctor insights on: Dating Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder

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When should I tell someone i'm dating that I have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

When should I tell someone i'm dating that I have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

If It's Important: If you are involved in a casual relationship then there may be no need to discuss this issue. However, if you see this relationship becoming more serious, and if you want this person to have a meaningful role in your life, then you need to tell him/her. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Can someone with borderline personality disorder also have antisocial personality disorder?

Can someone with borderline personality disorder also have antisocial personality disorder?

Yes: These two personality disorders actually have some similarities and fall under the same group called cluster b personality disorders. ...Read more

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Tips for maintaining a friendship with someone with borderline personality disorder?

A challenging task!: If you're certain you want to do this & really believe your reasons are healthy ones, it might be possible. Does the friend agree that they are borderline? If so, you can talk about it & how much you want the friendship to survive, your willingness to work through or wait out difficult times, etc. This sort of conversation could be a way for your friend to actually modify their way of relating. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an ideal occupation for someone with borderline personality disorder?

A flexible one: Great question. I have worked with people with borderline personality disorder (bpd) who are some of the brightest, most creative, engaging people I have ever met. Bpd is something that can be helped with psychotherapy and medication and it does not define the person totally. With treatment, this person can do anything he or she desires. But as a general rule i would recommend more flexibility. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with borderline personality disorder have?

What symptoms does someone with borderline personality disorder have?

Intense Symptoms: The primary features of bpd are unstable interpersonal relationships, affective distress, marked impulsivity, and unstable self-image. Often they are very sensitive to the way others treat them, reacting strongly to perceived criticism. Impulsive behaviors such as alcohol or drug abuse, promiscuous and intense sexuality, gambling and recklessness in general are common. Treatment is a challenge. ...Read more

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Help please! what drugs could be prescribed to help someone with borderline personality disorder?

Help please! what drugs could be prescribed to help someone with borderline personality disorder?

Not drugs: Drugs are not definitive treatment for borderline pd, but are sometimes prescribed to help with specific symptoms like depression, anxiety, and mini-psychotic episodes. These would be antidepressants and low-dose antipsychotics. The most important treatment for borderline pd is psychotherapy aimed at assisting development through stuck areas. Also dbt therapy to help manage emotional pain. ...Read more

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What is the least painful way for someone with borderline personality disorder to leave their significant other?

What is the least painful way for someone with borderline personality disorder to leave their significant other?

DBT skills: Making the decision to leave your partner is difficult and likely to be hurtful, even if it's the right decision for you. Have you explored DBT? Initially designed for BPD, but there are so many powerful lessons we can all use in our lives (especially during a break-up). Look up a DBT self help book, or a therapist that can help teach you the skills through individual or group therapy. ...Read more

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How can you have a healthy relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder?

Well: A person with Borderline personality Disorder could be high functioning. When someone who is high functioning works on their issues in treatment - a favorable result is possible. If you have a relationship with someone who has a borderline personality disorder encourage you to learn more about it. Learn to set healthy boundaries. If you are highly reactive to the other person - things could > ...Read more

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Is it possibly someone with antisocial personality disorder also suffer from borderline personality disorder?

Not really.: They are very different. Antisocial people don't really care for others, use people for their own means, do not have sincere emotions. In Borderline personality, people actually might care too much and don't know what to do with their feelings (so will react very extreme to a breakup or with friends). It might appear to overlap (both can have problems with anger), but they are different. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the likely cause of someone who has both borderline personality disorder and complex post-traumatic?

PTSD and Borderline: The likely cause is trauma--repeated traumatization usually at an early age of development. The kinds of trauma may be varied, and usually include abuse (sexual, physical, emotional), severe loss and/or abandonment. Counseling can help to identify what may have contributed to these, but more importantly, can help someone overcome them. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships/self image/affect , with marked impulsivity, along with chronic feelings of emptiness, recurrent self injurious behaviors, unstable moods, inappropriate anger, transient stress-related paranoea or dissociation. ...Read more

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Is there a trustful test to see if someone has borderline personality disorder?

Is there a trustful test to see if someone has borderline personality disorder?

Can Harm 2 Rush This: Consider finding a caring, knowledgeable psychiatrist or clinical psychologist skilled in assessment. Ideally, 2identify personality qualities that r really hurting a person & her/his relationships, it's impt 2spend time getting 2know the person 2be able 2understand whatever "symptoms" they're experiencing in the context of their life history & current circumstances. Can do harm by rushing this. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has bpd (borderline personality disorder), and she wants to meet someone else with bpd?

Try online support : Try online support groups for bpd or a local in person support group. Many hospitals have them good luck & let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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Can give run down of borderline personality disorder? In case of one leaving boyfriend for someone else and missing the ex? But has similar symptoms

Instability: Borderline personality refers to a pattern of persistent instability of mood (sudden and dramatic changes), relationships (you're wonderful...You're terrible.. In quick succession), self perception (changing views of who one is), self destructive behavior. ...Read more

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Can borderline personality disorder be inherited?

Can borderline personality disorder be inherited?

Borderline PD: Highly unlikely that there is any genetic component to it. BPD generally results from significant early life abuse/maltreatment. But an expert trauma therapist will take a thorough history because many patients diagnosed with BPD should be recognized as actually complex trauma. In the case of trauma, expert trauma treatment is the long term answer to reduce the distress and symptoms--don'tgive up! ...Read more

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Can I have borderline personality disorder (at 12?

Borderline: Diagnosis of personality disorders is not given before age 18. You might have the traits, if symptoms of borderline exist & are pervasive. ...Read more

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Could my friend have borderline personality disorder?

It's hard to know : Without any details. Why do you think she might have borderline personality? Ask again w' some details ...Read more

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Help please, what is borderline personality disorder?

Unstable/impulsive: A person with this disorder will also often exhibit impulsive behaviors &have the following symptoms: Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. Feelings aloness. A pattern of unstable & intense interpersonal relationships which alternate between extremes of idealization & devaluation. Identity disturbance, significant & persistent unstable self-image, suicidal gestures/threats. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Borderline Personality Disorder (Definition)

A severe personality disorder, characterized by a very fragile self-esteem, highly volatile interpersonal relationships, and extreme mood and behaviors. This illness is often confused with bi-polar and drug intoxication states. Therapy (CBT and DBT) takes a long ...Read more