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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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What is borderline personality disorder does it increased suicide?

What is borderline personality disorder does it increased suicide?

BPD: Bpd causes emotional instability and pain. Sxs may include: impulsive and risky behavior, mood swings with intense short lived episodes of anxiety or depression, fears of abandonment,  rage  sometimes escalating into physical confrontations, difficulty controlling emotions or impulses. Suicidal thoughts/attempts occur but treatment can be effective and the prognosis much better than once believed. ...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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Is it posible to have borderline personality disorder and autism ?

Is it posible to have borderline personality disorder and autism ?

It depends: It depends on the type of autism. If autism spectrum d/o such as asperger's, perhaps possible. Severe autism might make such a diagnosis very difficult to impossible. Borderline pd generally relates to others very differently than those with severe autism also. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have borderline personality disorder?

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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Is it possible to recognize bipolar versus borderline personality disorder?

Is it possible to recognize bipolar versus borderline personality disorder?

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. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings from deep depression to the stratosphere of mania. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and antisocial personality disorder?

How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and antisocial personality disorder?

Statistics: Estimates regarding the prevalence of borderline personality disorder (bpd) in the general population have suggested a 1 – 2% rate of lifetime occurrence (apa, 2000). The nmih cites that the prevalence of bipolar in adults in the us is 2.6% and antisocial personality disorder to be at 1%. If you have concerns about any or all of these, seek help. Doctors are trained to help and not judge. Best. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder related to ptsd?

Sometimes related: Some people with borderline personality disorder act out in ways which are dangerous to themselves or others. They may develop ptsd as a result of these experiences. ...Read more

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What is borderline personality disorder like?

What is borderline personality disorder like?

Borderline PD: Borderline pd is very, very insecure about self -- and is frantically trying to hold on to the other person. Very fearful of abandonment & being alone. Also very impulsive, with frequent intense & inappropriate anger when disappointed. Prone to both overvaluing and repudiating others quickly. Has repeated crises, and acts of self-injury like arm & wrist-cutting. Feeling empty & bored, often. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and bipolar disorder all together?

Co-occurence common: The "comorbidity" (co-occurrence) of personality disorders is high, so if someone meets the diagnostic criteria for *any* personality disorder (pd), they are likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for as many as four to six pds. This reflects (in part) a limitation of dsm-iv/5 (the psychiatric diagnostic manual). Bipolar mood disorder is a different animal, but can co-exist with a pd. ...Read more

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Could it be accurate to say that borderline personality disorder the least attention-seeking cluster b personality disorder?

Cluster b: All disorders within cluster b have social and interpersonal relationship conflicts as a part of the disorder. To say that one is less or more attention-seeking is not really a symptom, but more an individual difference. In my experience i've seen bpd patients who have been attention seeking (desperately so) and attention avoidant. ...Read more

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Why is it so important for people with borderline personality disorder to have boundaries?

Great question: Persons with bpd are flooded with emotion, & manage this by clearly "splitting" good from bad, right from wrong, etc. This organizes the feelings & gives a sense of control. For this reason, clear unambiguous boundaries are calming; without them, the person feels agitated. Everyone needs boundaries to feel safe & in control, but this is especially true of people with bpd. ...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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Is it likely to have a stable relationship and have borderline personality disorder?

Is it likely to have a stable relationship and have borderline personality disorder?

It's possible: One of the hallmarks of bpd is unstable relationships. But like most matters in psychiatry, it isn't 100%. It's entirely possible for someone with bpd to have a stable relationship, especially with someone who is consistent and trustworthy. Also, bpd varies in severity. There are mild cases that are hardly recognizable as bpd, and where stable relationships are not only possible but likely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have both schizotypical personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder?

Is it possible for someone to have both schizotypical personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder?

Yes, but look deeper: One can have two personality disorders, they aren't "mutually exclusive". However you may consider looking deeper at some treatable cause of these symptoms. For example an untreated anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder can sometimes present with these types of issues, and both of these can be treated more easily than a personality disorder! ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant personality: Disorder. Please read about it here. Psychcentral.Com/disorders/avoidant-personality-disorder-symptoms you need a full psychiatric interview to get this assessed. Please see a psychiatrist. It often coexists with social anxiety disorder, depression, or other anxiety disorders. Hopes this helps and best wises. ...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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Docs can you explain what is a "personality disorder" and a "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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Is it ok if someone with antisocial personality disorder form a relationship?

Yes -- scary ones: Antisocial personality disorder people do form exploitative relationships. They also lie, cheat, and have no remorse for this or for using others. They can be extremely cold when you do not meet their needs. If the partner is more capable of genuine empathy and care, s/he will be emotionally harmed by this behavior -- and could also be devastated in other ways (including financial). ...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