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How To Deal With A Person With Borderline Personality Disorder
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
Keep a perspective: If you are that person's friend or family member, then you should probably make sure not to take it too personally -- their self-involvement is really more a story about them than about you. If you are that person's therapist, then you should probably work to uncover the early-on psychological traumas that have created the problem to begin with. ...Read more
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
Personality Disorder: Is inflexible pattern of perceiving, interpreting & communicating with others that results in distress or interferes with one's daily functioning. ...Read more
Long-term therapy: Generally, personality disorders are best treated with intensive, long-term psychotherapy with a skilled psychologist or psychiatrist. If you're in a social, work, or family relationship with someone who has a personality disorder, your situation is much different. Depending on intensity, you might consider seeking help yourself -- for education, and also because such relationships are painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very gently: People who truly have narcissistic personality disorder are exquisitely sensitive to criticism or perceived slights. These can result in verbal attack or sometimes a complete cutting off -- both painful for you. Depending on my relationship with this family member, i would tread carefully, protect my own boundaries, and do extreme self-care after being with them. Might even get help myself. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Borderline at work: Borderline personality do well in highly defined and structured work environment and clearly defined policies and procedures. Zanarini et at 2003 found that symptomatic improvement is both common and stable, even among the most disturbed borderline patients, and that the symptomatic prognosis for most, but not all, severely ill borderline patients is better than previously recognized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression in family: Depression is a debilitating disorder not just to the patient but also to the family. the family members need to be supportive and compassionate to the patient. The tip rest person should not be noted but made part of daily activities and involved with family outings and other social gatherings. Depression occurs in waves and a lot of time is short lasting so do not give up and try to smile ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?
Variable: It may take several sessions of history-gathering and observing to make diagnoses of this type -- but symptoms & mental status signs may be clear from the start. Borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses, not just personality traits. Both may be present in the same person. Borderline pd often has more intense symptoms in intimate relationships than others. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Questionable: Although it would be hard to say with much accuracy yes or no on this one, i would lean towards no. Almost any job with children, unless it's in the service industry or an equivalent, requires empathy and emotional attunement. These attributes are two essential things kids need from those in charge of them, and that people with apdo lack. ...Read more
Borderline PD: A personality disorder is an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience and outer behavior that differs markedly from one's culture, begins in adolescence or early adulthood, and causes distress in important areas of life (relationships, work, etc). The borderline pd pattern is one of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoidant personality: Therapy is not prescribed for a specific time. As a professor once told me, therapy may go on for a long time , but it reaches a tipping point where all factors considered make it appropriate to stop: those factors are different for each person, including cost , time, energy and desire to continue, risk of over dependency on therapist, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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