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What is the best way to deal with borderline personality disorder?

What is the best way to deal with borderline personality disorder?

Psychotherapy: There are many therapies which are effective for borderline personality disorder. All are long term. Medication may be useful for specific symptoms, but not as a primary treatment. ...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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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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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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My cousin has likely borderline personality disorder and I don't know how to deal with it?

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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I have borderline personality disorder and don't know how to deal with it. Can it be cured?

Yes, but...: Treatment of any personality disorder requires years and years of treatment with a therapist who is experienced at treating personality disorders. The process is not easy for the patient or the therapist, so few therapists are willing and competent to do so.
However, it can be done and is worthwhile despite the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do if my girlfriend is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. How to deal with it?

What can I do if my girlfriend is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. How to deal with it?

Borderline GF: If your girlfriend is suffering from borderline pd, you're probably suffering also -- from the behavior that comes with this diagnosis. There may be conflict over perceived or feared abandonment, impulsive aggression/rage, and high self-harm activities. However, with the diagnosis she has a chance to get the treatment she needs. See randi krieger & paul mason's book: http://tinyurl. Com/ly7272x. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my fiancee has borderline personality disorder, will this ever see us happy. Also how do I deal with her?

What do you suggest if my fiancee has borderline personality disorder, will this ever see us happy. Also how do I deal with her?

Seek psychotherapy.: Individuals with Borderline personality disorder benefit from a a type of psycho-therapeutic treatment called Dialectical Behavior Therapy in which they learn how manage their emotions and behaviors by learning more appropriate skills to cope better with their life. Significant others/family members of this individuals will benefit from family therapy to learn how to deal with this disorder. ...Read more

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What to do if I think my father has borderline personality disorder how should I deal with him?

What to do if I think my father has borderline personality disorder how should I deal with him?

Is he in therapy?: If he is, you could ask to meet with him and his therapist and see how you can help. If not, you may want to try to encourage him to get help. He may not be very cooperative, but try to help him understand that you are worried about him and want to help. Good luck and let us know how it gors. ...Read more

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How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?

How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?

Confusing: Borderline personality d/o is not at basis a mood disorder, but does have instability of moods/affects as well as sense of identity and relationships with others. They fluctuate between fears of abandonment and fears of intimacy, and are in general much more distressed than someone with asperger's. In asperger's the person misses social cues, and may not "get" why the borderline pd is upset. ...Read more

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How does a person with borderline personality disorder cope with living alone?

Treatment: Treatment of bpd involves both psychotherapy and medication, there is no single treatment modality that helps the person and there are no magic cures. Please seek help, current advances in treatment are amazingly helpful
good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What is the simplest way to define a person with borderline personality disorder?

Stably unstable: A person with borderline personality disorder shows a pervasive pattern of unstable relationships, mood, and identity throughout adult life. ...Read more

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What is a person with borderline personality disorder like? Like what are the symptoms and signs?

Emotional: Most individuals with bpd are characterized by unstable and intense emotional reactions and relationships. They may express chronic feelings of emptiness. ...Read more

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How long does it take to diagnose a person with borderline personality disorder? I know I have it but I am waiting for a diagnosis.

See a psychologist: You must be at least 18 years of age with an established pattern of personality traits. The signs and symptoms of bpd can be very similar to other psychiatric disorders. Find a clinical psychologist who specializes in personality disorders or axis ii for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does borderline personality disorder feel like to the person who has it?

Emptineess: Glen close in fatal attraction gives a great portrayal of the extreme of this disorder. ...Read more

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What age is a person old enough to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

What age is a person old enough to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

Usually 18, but: Some adolescents can be diagnosed earlier if the behavior patterns have been consistently present for at least a year. Technically though, age 18 is the agreed-upon age because adolescents can be quite changeable before then. ...Read more

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It happens that a person with undiagnosed and ignored 'borderline personality disorder' be a danger to others?

It happens that a person with undiagnosed and ignored 'borderline personality disorder' be a danger to others?

Not to be flippant,: In a sense - under the "wrong" conditions - anyone can be a danger to others. Until diagnosed, there is no borderline pd, only a difficult, volatile person and compared to an easy going, calm person - yes. If things don't go well for and with them, they can act out in ways that are dangerous. A sad but true thing is, even w/ therapy, many are still not easy to deal with. Don't diagnose. Be safe! ...Read more

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I believe I have a borderline personality disorder and it's cause me to lose the person I love the most I don't know what to do.

Doctor visit: Your on your way to self improvement. Start with your PCP. Consider a check up and find out why you feel this way. Psychiatrists, and counselling can help you identify if you have a personality disorder. It is common to think about yourself. Consult a doctor for advise. ...Read more

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I believe I have a borderline personality disorder. It has cause me to lose the person I care most about it this whole world. I'm really lost.

I believe I have a borderline personality disorder. It has cause me to lose the person I care most about it this whole world. I'm really lost.

Borderline: Personality Disorder may or may not be your situation. Please see a clinical psychologist or other MH pro who specializes in BPD. He/she will likely take a thorough history and do some testing. Then you will know how to proceed. Sorry for the loss of the person in your life. Catch this early and it can raise the probability of better things in the future. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a person go back and forth from being schizoid to borderline personality disorder? Are these two related and is it possible to be displaying both?

Unlikely: One is flamboyant and filled with interpersonal drama. The other is silent and withdrawn. If you are seeing both, personally I would consider a dissociative disorder as a highly likely explanation. ...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

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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Can borderline personality disorder give a person delusions? Help please?

Not typically: Delusions are false beliefs that are internally consistent but based on a faulty premise. This is mostly seen in people who are paranoid. People with borderline personality may worry about, for example, people not liking them or avoiding them, but they typicaly know that this may not actually be the case. Their worries tend to be more interpersonal than typical paranoid delusions. ...Read more

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What is a borderline personality disorder person do to improve her relationships?

Set boundaries: The most common issue in bpd is poor or inconsistent boundaries. Set personal space, time, texting, phone, social media boundaries with a trained professional. Often bpd individuals lack a proper perspective of how their boundaries are either too permissive or exploitive. ...Read more

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Can a person go into"remission" with borderline personality disorder without therapy and/or meds?

One does not go into: Remission when one has a "borderline personality disorder". One can improve tremendously, especially with good therapy, and there are no medication, really, to treat this disorder. One can take medication to control anger outbursts, feeling depressed or anxious but the improvements of the character traits come out of doing "the work" on oneself. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one person to have borderline personality disorder, depressive disorder, and anxiety disorder at the same time?

Yes: Anxiety and depressive disorders are often seen concurrently with borderline personality disorder. However, people with borderline personality disorder often have have significant problems with impulse control (so they might not have a separate diagnosis of impulse control disorder). ...Read more

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Can mental illness's such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and borderline personality disorder cause a person to burnout faster than others?

Can mental illness's such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and borderline personality disorder cause a person to burnout faster than others?

If untreated...: All mental health problems can cause a person to "burn out" faster if gone untreated, especially those you listed. The above mental health problems have symptoms realted to hyperactivity and mood libility, which cause other problems such as fatigue etc (aka, burn out). I suggest one seeks proper mental health treatment for any and all mental health problems. ...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?

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

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