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

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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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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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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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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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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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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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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a journal
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Do something positive every day
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Choose easy to achieve daily goals
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Develop a good relationship with a therapist
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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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Can I have a stable mood if I have borderline personality disorder?

At Times: You may have periods of stable mood but one of the hallmarks of bpd is mood instability. ...Read more

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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (Checklist)

Try light therapy
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Exercise
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Try cognitive stimulation
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Laugh often
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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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Dr. Alan Ali
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Borderline Personality Disorder (Definition)

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition consisting of mood swings, ...Read more

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