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

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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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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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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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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How disabling can be for someone who has borderline personality disorder in the most severe cases?

AMAZINGLY: The depths of depression and the heights of mania can both have such turmoil that a person can be absolutely psychotic. That is totally disabling. Certainly needs a psychiatrist's knowledge of meds and other treatments. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say people with borderline personality disorder know how to mirror someone?

What does it mean when they say people with borderline personality disorder know how to mirror someone?

Mirroring: In child development, mirroring between mother and child is a marker of loving empathy between them. Matching the child's needs with engaged face expressions, vocal tones, ; affection, the mother validates the child's age-appropriate need to be special. We still have some of these needs as adults. Bpd people are able to unconsciously tune into ; mirror their partner as an ideal, special person. ...Read more

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Can you please share your personal experiences with borderline personality disorder or with someone who has it?

Can you please share your personal experiences with borderline personality disorder or with someone who has it?

Normal to them: The person generally does not recognize that anything is wrong with them. That is part of the real problem. However you will alway recognize that they see things in a light that is generally in conflict with the way most people would see them. ...Read more

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What techniques do professionals use when working with someone who suffers from a borderline personality disorder?

What techniques do professionals use when working with someone who suffers from a borderline personality disorder?

Multiple therapies: People w/borderline pd benefit most from combined approaches. First, individual psychotherapy with someone skilled in object relations work, along with dialectical behavioral skills groups. The latter helps deal with intense affect, gaining skills and tools. Object relations-based psychotherapy provides insight into interpersonal difficulties, allowing change. Medications at times too. ...Read more

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

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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What is borderline personality disorder?

BPD is a serious: Borderline personality disorder (bpd) is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships
problems with regulating emotions and thoughts
impulsive and reckless behavior
unstable relationships with other people. ...Read more

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What is borderline personality disorder?

What is borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PDO: Feel empty often? Impulsive? Intense anger? Marked mood swings? Suicidal thoughts / behaviors? Self mutilation? Frantic efforts to avoid losing people in your life? Intense & unstable relationships? Difficulty figuring out who you are? Feel like others are out to get you or just lose time when stressed? Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Psychiatry lists diagnostic criteria. Discuss w your Dr. ...Read more

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What is borderline personality disorder?

What is borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: BPD have ffg symptoms

- marked disturbance of identity
- splitting of thinking
- frantic effort to avoid abandonment
- impulsive and dangerous behaviour
- intense and uncontrollable emotional reactions often disproportionate to event
- have unstable relationships
- self damaging behavior
- distorted self image
- dissociation
- associated depression, anxiety anger and substance abuse ...Read more

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What exactly borderline personality disorder?

What exactly borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. ...Read more

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What is borderline personality disorder like?

What is borderline personality disorder like?

Borderline PD: Borderline pd is very, very insecure about self -- and is frantically trying to hold on to the other person. Very fearful of abandonment & being alone. Also very impulsive, with frequent intense & inappropriate anger when disappointed. Prone to both overvaluing and repudiating others quickly. Has repeated crises, and acts of self-injury like arm & wrist-cutting. Feeling empty & bored, often. ...Read more

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Can you cure borderline personality disorder?

Can you cure borderline personality disorder?

U might be surprised: ...2 learn that dr marsha linehan, respected psychiatrist credited 4 developing new approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder (dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy") herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read short version of her story via @nytimes: http://nyti. Ms/yxtgz8 who knows, u may learn 2 develop strong sense of self & become world's greatest self-soother + communicator of feelings! ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder inherited?

Possible: Two studies by distel et al. In 2008 found a strong genetic contribution to borderline personality dx. However, it is early in this research to be confident about such conclusions. Nonetheless, it would not surprise me if more research supported these findings, given the known genetic contribution to other disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety (gad, ptsd), bipolar dx, and adhd. ...Read more

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Please describe borderline personality disorder.

Please describe borderline personality disorder.

Borderline PD: Borderline pd is very, very insecure about self -- and is frantically trying to hold on to the other person. Very fearful of abandonment ; being alone. Also very impulsive, with frequent intense ; inappropriate anger when disappointed. Prone to both overvaluing and repudiating others quickly. Has repeated crises, and acts of self-injury like arm ; wrist-cutting. Feeling empty ; bored, often. ...Read more

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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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How to cope with borderline personality disorder?

How to cope with borderline personality disorder?

EVAL: If you're talking about yourself as possibly having it, get a psychiatric evaluation for borderline PD symptomology and severity, and possible medication management. Then get a referral to a reputable clinician who specializes in borderline PD. Meds and therapy together are the most effective combination. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has shown a certain level of effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can I have borderline personality disorder (at 12?

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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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Should borderline personality disorder be renamed?

NO: Not really, it is descriptive of states of minds. Behaviors, personality traits that borders and overlaps several illness. ...Read more

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How can you treat borderline personality disorder?

How can you treat borderline personality disorder?

Not Your Job: You are not a professional therapist and have no business trying to be one. Get professional help or leave this person forever. To keep in a relationship that you are trying to establish would be destructive to you and your future. ...Read more

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I think I may have borderline personality disorder.?

I think I may have borderline personality disorder.?

Are you in therapy?: If you are talk with them about your concerns. If not, you may want to try to get help. A psychologist can help you learn coping skills to reduce the impact of borderline personality disorder. Make sure it is one of their specialties. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...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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How to tell if I have borderline personality disorder?

How to tell if I have borderline personality disorder?

Consult psychiatrist: This can be a complex diagnosis, and I would not try to label myself or allow untrained others to label me this way. Instead, please consult with a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. Please understand that it may take more than one session for an evaluation of this nature. The doctor may need to review previous records, get psychological testing, etc. ...Read more

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How can borderline personality disorder make you feel?

Many ways: My patients often described their inner experience as one of emptiness, anger, rage, defiance, or constantly in search of a stable identity. They are often full of shame over things that they have done, especially in the area of sexuality. They often despise their own impulsivity and their own acts of self abuse, especially those that are cutters. ...Read more

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How to know if I have borderline personality disorder?

How to know if I have borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: I would suggest that you begin with a consultation with a psychiatrist, and then go from there. Help is available! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about borderline personality disorder?

Can you tell me about borderline personality disorder?

Mismatch: Think of any personality disorder as the mismatch between ideal coping skills needed to deal with adulthood stress and coping skills developed as a child to deal with stress in general. Usually occurs due to unusual coping skills honed to survive difficult childhood conditions. Borderline is one such disorder. Foundation of recovery (which is possible) is long-term therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you please explain borderline personality disorder?

Can you please explain borderline personality disorder?

Long-term struggle: Bpd stands for "borderline personality disorder" and it is a long standing set of traits that cause much interpersonal suffering in the person who has bpd and often the people around them. People with bpd very often have histories of trauma and deeply fear being abandoned on the one hand and getting to close to someone on the other. Having bpd can easily lead to depression. ...Read more

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What exactly does borderline personality disorder mean?

Borderline defined: A pervasive pattern of instbility of interpersonal relationships, self -image, affects, marked impulsivity starts in early adulthood & presents with 5 plus of these:: efforts to avoid abandoment. Relationships go from idealization to devaluation.
Unstable self-image. Impulsivity. Suicidal behavior, self injury, affective instability, emptiness feeling, anger, paranoid /
dissociative symptoms ...Read more

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What are the causes of borderline personality disorder?

Lengthy: This is a lengthy subjecct to discuss in a setting like this one. In general, severe traumas during childhood while the personality is being shaped are associated with development of bpd. ...Read more

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I need to know what is borderline personality disorder?

Get help: Here is the wiki definition which clearly states the characteristics. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/borderline_personality_disorder
if you or someone close to you has bpd definitely get some help for yourself. If nothing else you need to strengthen your own support system, caring for someone with bpd is emotionally very difficult. Best. ...Read more

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