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How can people with borderline personality disorder express a fear of abandonment?

How can people with borderline personality disorder express a fear of abandonment?

Practice: in psychotherapy to express feelings in an interpersonally effective manner. That can help. Also, DBT is a type of skills building therapy for people with bpd. ...Read more

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Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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I got fear of abandonment, how do I treat it?

I got fear of abandonment, how do I treat it?

DBT: An excellent treatment for chronic fear of abandonment with associated symptoms of chronic emptiness, fluctuations in mood and turbulent relationships is: dialectic behavior therapy (dbt). This is a skills based program combining cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation. Excellent therapeutic model for depression, anxiety, empowerment, development of healthy self and relationships! ...Read more

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What to do if I have fear of abandonment?

What to do if I have fear of abandonment?

Reach out to a: Reach out to a therapist. They can help you understand why you have fear of abandonment & learn ways to overcome it. ...Read more

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I got fear of abandonment, how do I treat it?

DBT: An excellent treatment for chronic fear of abandonment with associated symptoms of chronic emptiness, fluctuations in mood and turbulent relationships is: dialectic behavior therapy (dbt). This is a skills based program combining cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation. Excellent therapeutic model for depression, anxiety, empowerment, development of healthy self and relationships! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is a 'fear of abandonment' expressed in borderlines?

Can you tell me how is a 'fear of abandonment' expressed in borderlines?

Borderline : Intense, unstable, and conflicted close relationships (e.g., mistrust, neediness, and anxious preoccupation with real or imagined abandonment, close relationships often viewed in extremes of idealization and devaluation and alternating between overinvolvement and withdrawal). Fears of rejection by—and/or separation from—significant others (e.g., excessive dependency, loss of autonomy). ...Read more

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How do I deal with my fear of abandonment from health care providers?

That depends: I see that you are o effexor (venlafaxine). Is fear of abandonment a more general issue in your life than just fear of health care providers giving up on you? If it is, the answer will be to address that pattern within yourself. Some people look to physicians to fill dependency needs & feel abandoned when the physician can not. When that is the case, lowering expectations will help. ...Read more

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How can people with borderline personality disorder express a fear of abandonment?

Practice: in psychotherapy to express feelings in an interpersonally effective manner. That can help. Also, DBT is a type of skills building therapy for people with bpd. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder associated with the intense fear of abandonment?

Is borderline personality disorder associated with the intense fear of abandonment?

Borderline: Absolutely, 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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Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?

Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?

Fear of abandonment: is not unique to Borderline Personality Disorder which includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness. It may occur in otherwise healthy individuals or in individuals who are anxious and/or depressed. Develop emotional self-reliance, positive self-esteem, self-confidence and realistic relationships. Therapy can help. Best regards. ...Read more

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Is it possible that divorced parents at the age of 10 spark fear of abandonment?

Is it possible that divorced parents at the age of 10 spark fear of abandonment?

Divorce: It is certainly possible, try to follow your child's behavior to make sure he or she is not developing anxiety, make sure your child knows that he or she will be loved regardless, also family therapy can be very helpful in helping a child manage a divorcee successfully. Best. ...Read more

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Can divorced parents spark fear of abandonment in a 10 year old?

Of course: It depends on custody and how much true love is provided. Parents should be unanimous in how this is achieved. ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Adults fear it too.: Fear of abandonment is, if we're honest, wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder labeled as infantile?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder labeled as infantile?

Many adults fear it.: Fear of abandinment is, if we're honest, fairly wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get over the fear of being abandoned?

Not "get over": I would say we all have different parts to ourselves, or what some call "subpersonalities." a part of yourself has a deep fear of being abandoned, probably for very good reasons, and it's not going to go away. You need to work with a therapist who can help you access your other parts, to help reassure and take care of the part that is afraid. I've found the voice dialogue method to be very useful! ...Read more

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Will the death of a parent cause abandonment issues?

Will the death of a parent cause abandonment issues?

It depends on the : Age of the child when the parent passes away. Certainly all children who lose a parent would benefit from psychotherapy. Abandonment issues is one of the common reactions. Many research studies indicate that loss of a parent can lead to a wide variety of emotional problems. Having strong social support systems helps. ...Read more

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Would you forgive a family member with bpd if they were scared of abandonment? If you felt harassed but they didn't mean too

Would you forgive a family member with bpd if they were scared of abandonment? If you felt harassed but they didn't mean too

SET BOUNDARIES: BIPOLAR INDIVIDUALS CAN BE VERY MANIPULATIVE AND TEND TO BE HIGHLY INTELLIGENT. They tend to be non-compliant with Meds. You must set strict boundaries with BPD or they will DOMINATE YOUR LIFE. Make sure they get regular followup with medication titration and reevaluation. REMEMBER YOUR LIFE AND HAPPINESS ARE ESSENTIAL. If they become TOXIC, limit your exposure. ...Read more

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How do you survive in your loneliest time of despair and abandonment by the only person you loved and you thought loved you?

How do you survive in your loneliest time of despair and abandonment by the only person you loved and you thought loved you?

Talk to someone...: Thankfully, the human psyche has an innate ability to move forward in grieving the most difficult losses. Just keep faith and hope in the healing process. Also, there is no need to do it alone, if it feels too overwhelming; why not connect with a good therapist for support and assistance. You may also explore alternative ways of thinking and feeling about what happened! wishing you well... ...Read more