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Can borderline personality disorder be inherited?

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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Dr. Arnold Licht
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Somatoform Disorder (Definition)

Somatoform disorders are a group of conditions wherein individuals unconsciously manifest psychological &/or physical symptoms typically in the setting of an underlying conflict (usually outside their conscious awareness). These conditions include, but are not limited to, conversion disorders, somatization disorder, pain disorder, etc. It is important to avoid iatrogenic ...Read more


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Can I have borderline personality disorder (at 12?

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Can I have borderline personality disorder (at 12?

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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Could my friend have borderline personality disorder?

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 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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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

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Question: what is borderline personality disorder really?

Question: what is borderline personality disorder really?

Borderline PD: Personality disorder (pd) = an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience & behavior deviating from the individual's culture; begins in teens or early adulthood; & leads to distress or impairment."borderline" pd is a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, & affects (emotions), plus marked impulsivity. Has frantic attempts to avoid abandonment too. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is borderline personality disorder?

Could you explain what is borderline personality disorder?

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 more

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How to determine if I have borderline personality disorder?

How to determine if I have borderline personality disorder?

DSM Criteria: In summary the essential features of borderline personality disorder are a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity that begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of contexts. You should consult with a psychiatrist, or google dsm criteria of borderline personality disorder to explore further. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have borderline personality disorder?

BPD: Of course it is possible but try not to self diagnose and consult with a veteran mental professional who can help you obtain a proper assessment of your problems. Best. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have borderline personality disorder?

How to figure out if I 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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I think I have borderline personality disorder. How diagnosed?

I think I have borderline personality disorder. How diagnosed?

By seeing therapist: Best way to know is to see a psychiatrist or therapist to examine what's happening with you; they can help clarify. Bpd can overlap with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, & eating disorders. Some features: unstable, intense relationships; efforts to avoid abandonment; identity disturbance; impulsivity; suicidality; mood instability; chronic emptiness; inappropriate intense anger; dissociation. ...Read more

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How would you behave if you have borderline personality disorder?

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Borderline: I would be sensitive to criticism, quick to react, my moods fluctuate, I do things before thinking about consequences, i would have hard time finding stability in relationships, and i would have low self-esteem & poor self-image. If I am not in treatment, i might inflict self injuries to get relief of tension. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have borderline personality disorder?

Bad mood swings!: Extreme sensitivity to feeling abandoned or rejected by others. Very intense emotions, both good and bad, often leading to impulses to harm oneself (eg, by cutting or burning); suicidal feelings are common. A severe feeling of emptiness inside, and lack of a stable sense of self. Hard to maintain stable relationships because feelings seem overwhelming. It's often quite unpleasant. ...Read more

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Could you explain "borderline personality disorder" in layman's terms ?

Could you explain "borderline personality disorder" in layman's terms ?

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 kind of experience is it to have a borderline personality disorder?

Complex: Don't diagnose your self . Effort to avoid real abandonment . Pattern of unstable intense and interpersonal relationship identity disturbances impulsive at 2 areas recurrent suicidal behavior . And more symptoms should see counselor dbt is right therapy with medication management. ...Read more

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How to determine if somebody close to you has borderline personality disorder?

How to determine if somebody close to you has borderline personality disorder?

"Oz" Online Support: "welcome to oz" online support communities are available on randi kreger's site, http://www.Bpdcentral.Com kreger is the author of "walking on eggshells." for the latest on bdp & to find a therapist trained in treatment methods known to be effective -esp. "dialectical behavior therapy" (dbt), see behavioral tech resources founded by the founder of dbt, dr. Marsha linehan: http://bit.Ly/zpjvol. ...Read more

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What to do if I have borderline personality disorder - because of borderline personality disorder?

What to do if I have borderline personality disorder - because of borderline personality disorder?

DBT: Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Borderline personality disorder or treatment is more a management issue than an issue that is curable. ...Read more

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Could hallucinations cause borderline personality disorder?

Could hallucinations cause borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Not likely. BPD is caused by a complex matrix of genetic factors and, typically, a history of sexual abuse. Hallucinations, on the other hand, are the cardinal symptoms of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Factitious Disorder (Definition)

Factitious disorder is a condition wherein individuals intentionally produces psychological and/or physical signs and symptoms to assume a "sick role" (eg "primary" gain). This in contrast to both 1. Malingering wherein individuals intentionally produces symptoms to receive secondary gain & 2. Somatoform disorders wherein symptoms are unconsciously manifested. In practice, ...Read more


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Bipolar I Disorder (Definition)

Is a mood disorder characterized by at least 1 manic or mixed episode, with history of 1 or more major depressive episode. It is a type of manic depression. It is not accounted for by schizoaffective disorder or superimposed on schizophrenic disorder, delusional disorder, or other psychotic disorders, or relates to medical illnesses ...Read more