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How can family members or loved ones deal with a borderline personality disorder?

How can family members or loved ones deal with a borderline personality disorder?

Be there. Be real.: Try to be consistent. Be supportive and empathic, but also remind the other of the reality of the situation. ...Read more

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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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I need some tips to help deal with borderline personality disorder family member?

Boundaries: Keeping consistent boundaries will be helpful for you and your family member. Talk openly about what you feel comfortable with and what you don't. This is a great skill to model for someone who has BPD. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there were any families out there who have a member of family with borderline personality disorder?

Likely, as BPD is : estimated to occur in anywhere from 1 to 3 percent of the population, depending upon the source. (I think less, but some people think more). Run the numbers. There are 310 million people in the USA and family size is, on average just over three people. Lots of people have BPD. ...Read more

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Borderline personality disorder thanks for reading and any help you can provide. I have a family member who i'm fairly certain is bpd. I believe she's had similar problems stemming from childhood. How can we express to this person how her actions make p

Part : Part of the challenge with having borderline personality is an inability of the patient to manage their emotional world. Often they will be controlling in order to give them some sense of their internal chaos. I would recommend the book, "stop walking on eggshells" by randy kreger to help give you some perspective and tools to deal with your BP family member. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell your loved one you think they may have borderline personality disorder?

Don't: If you think your loved one has borderline personality disorder, your labeling it won't help him or her. The label may help you understand some difficult interactions, like unstable times in the relationship, and that all kinds of bad feelings may turn into anger. If you tell a loved one they are borderline, they probably will feel attacked. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Can you tell me what this is and how to explain it to family and friends?

I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Can you tell me what this is and how to explain it to family and friends?

Borderline Personali: 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. Talk more with dr. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting borderline personality disorder with no family history?

See below: Getting a disorder is an eternal 'nature vs nurture' debate. There are some genetic components in BPD. Environment also plays a role. I look at a personality disorder as the way of relating to the environment, which to some extent is learnt. Everyone has some traits of 'personality disorder', but if you're able to function adaptively in social and work-related spheres, then it is not a disorder. ...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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My cousin has likely borderline personality disorder and I don't know how to deal with it?

Get help: I would reccommend getting some support from others perhaps relatives who care about your cousin and try to support her by being consistent, not getting involved or tolerating negative behaviors and encouraging her to get consistent help and support within the group of caring others you have assembled, or professionally. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Borderline Personality Disorder (Definition)

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition consisting of mood swings, ...Read more