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Is borderline personality disorder associated with body dysmorphia?

Is borderline personality disorder associated with body dysmorphia?

Yes: But "yes" or "no" is too simple of an explanation. Bpd can result in a distortion of one's view of reality -- including body image. But the key word is "can." it does not, and often will not, cause such a distortion. ...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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Is borderline personality disorder associated with being emotionally abused as a child?

Is borderline personality disorder associated with being emotionally abused as a child?

Yes.: As children try to cope with abuse, often from a loved one, they often respond with anxiety, guardedness, hypervigillance, difficulty trusting others, dissociation, and anger. Over time this creates a pattern of relating to others and especially stress that is marked by poor attention, outbursts of anger, emotional instability, unstable relationships, dissociation, and even transient psychosis. ...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 you tell me about borderline personality disorder?

Can you tell me about borderline personality disorder?

Mismatch: Think of any personality disorder as the mismatch between ideal coping skills needed to deal with adulthood stress and coping skills developed as a child to deal with stress in general. Usually occurs due to unusual coping skills honed to survive difficult childhood conditions. Borderline is one such disorder. Foundation of recovery (which is possible) is long-term therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Coping with borderline personality disorder, what to do?

Borderline: Consult with a psychiatrist or other mental health practitioner, unless you know that that's the diagnosis for sure. If that is the diagnosis, talk to the person who made the diagnosis for guidance and direction. Other, counseling can help to develop skills and resolve some of the issues associated with borderline personality disorder. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my borderline personality disorder?

What can I do to help my borderline personality disorder?

Congratulations...: If you have a personality disorder and want help coping with it, congratulations! most people with personality disorders do not even realize that there is something wrong with them. Contact a therapist and start talking about the symptoms which bother you and they can help you develop some coping mechanisms! ...Read more

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Does medication always help borderline personality disorder?

Does medication always help borderline personality disorder?

Always?: No medication has been proven effective in the trwatment of bpd. However, medications are prescribed to diminish some symptoms of the disoder, such as mood swings, dep, anxiety, impulsivity, etc., bpd is more of a psychologically-based condition, rather than a physiologically- based disoder. Consequently, intensive long-term therapy is generally the treatment indicated, although meds play a role. ...Read more

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Can you tell me symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Can you tell me symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: To the person who has it, the world is very frightening. People cannot be trusted; abandonment feels imminent. There are huge swings of emotion in relationships -- extreme idealization or extreme devaluation ; rage. When the important other disappoints, borderline pd can't remember there was ever anything good about him/her; abandonment depression results.There's intense self-loathing ; pain. ...Read more

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Borderline personality disorder, can you tell me about this?

Borderline personality disorder, can you tell me about this?

Mismatch: Think of any personality disorder as the mismatch between ideal coping skills needed to deal with adulthood stress and coping skills developed as a child to deal with stress in general. Usually occurs due to unusual coping skills honed to survive difficult childhood conditions. Borderline is one such disorder. Foundation of recovery (which is possible) is long-term therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about borderline personality disorder?

Can you please tell me about borderline personality disorder?

Dr. Linehan's Story: Dr marsha linehan, respected psychologist credited w/developing approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder -dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy"- herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read her story via @nytimes: http://nyti.Ms/yxtgz8 > dbt skills help foster development of strong sense of self... Help teach people 2 self-soothe ; communicate feelings- including difficult/intense emotions. ...Read more

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What is a borderline personality disorder? Is it hard to explain?

What is a borderline personality disorder? Is it hard to explain?

Unstable Pattern: Borderline personality disorder (bpd) is a bit hard to explain, but it can be thought of this way. It's a lifelong pattern of instability in personal behavior, relationships, mood and self image. Those with bpd have a great fear of being abandoned, may regard others as all good or all bad, may have rapid mood swings , and repeated suicide attempts or other self-harming acts and usually feel empty. ...Read more

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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

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How can I relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

How can I relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Effective Treatment: To relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder, and generally with all personality disorders, effective treatment which includes various forms of psychotherapy and medication management is best. Treatment is usually long term but can be helpful. Treatment of any other psychiatric conditions such depression or anxiety is extremely important. Prognosis varies upon severity. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from borderline personality disorder, advice needed?

I'm suffering from borderline personality disorder, advice needed?

How do you know?: If a psychotherapist diagnosed you, can they provide help or a referral? If you self-diagnosed, save that thought as a "possibility" & find a professional who'll DX & help you. It is thought to be a challenging disorder, but it can also be quite rewarding to gain mastery over. If you're willing to make brief, but firm, commitments to working in tx even when you feel like quitting, you may do well. ...Read more

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I may have borderline personality disorder. How do I get diagnosed?

I may have borderline personality disorder. How do I get diagnosed?

DBT: First, get a full psychiatric evaluation to confirm this diagnosis. If the diagnosis is indeed confirmed, then 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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What symptoms does someone with borderline personality disorder have?

What symptoms does someone with borderline personality disorder have?

Intense Symptoms: The primary features of bpd are unstable interpersonal relationships, affective distress, marked impulsivity, and unstable self-image. Often they are very sensitive to the way others treat them, reacting strongly to perceived criticism. Impulsive behaviors such as alcohol or drug abuse, promiscuous and intense sexuality, gambling and recklessness in general are common. Treatment is a challenge. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

Check below: The dx. is not usually made until the client is at least 18 ( the personality is believed to be formed). For this to be your dx., we find a very consistent pattern of unstable relationships, usually starting with the family. The Borderlines are highs suicidal risks. Have unstable self image & poor sense of self. Often demanding & impulsive.Chronic feeling of abandonment, self-mutilation. ...Read more

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What are some effective medications for borderline personality disorder?

What are some effective medications for borderline personality disorder?

DBT: Dialectic behavior therapy (dbt) is a clinically validated treatment that was developed specifically to treat patients with borderline personality disorder (bpd).It involves 12 weeks of skills training (in mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy directed at the unique challenges for patients with (bpd).Skills training is done in a group, and patients have individual dbt therapists. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can know if I have borderline personality disorder?

Psychiatric Eval: 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 do you advise if i show symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What do you advise if i show symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Congratulations...: If you have a personality disorder and want help coping with it, congratulations! most people with personality disorders do not even realize that there is something wrong with them. Contact a therapist and start talking about the symptoms which bother you and they can help you develop some coping mechanisms! ...Read more

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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