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I was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and I feel as if I was mis diagnosed my question is how do I get the diagnosis reversed?

I was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and I feel as if I was mis diagnosed my question is how do I get the diagnosis reversed?

Borderline PD: Borderline pd can underlie anxiety and depression, and describes chronic, fixed patterns of responding and interacting. It may take some time working with someone to see overall patterns. If you disagree with your psychiatrist's understanding of your difficulties, get a second opinion from another equally trained psychiatrist -- carefully reviewing your history and response to treatment.

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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 it possible to not react badly to a diagnosis of borderline/personality disorder?

Yes: While serious, I often find the diagnosis of bpd to be a relief for a great many patients. It explains an awful lot of issues and there is treatment for it. A great deal of diagnosing in general is about the delivery of 'bad' or difficult information to your patient in a professional and understanding matter. Bedside manner counts here.

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How long does it take to diagnose a person with borderline personality disorder? I know I have it but I am waiting for a diagnosis.

See a psychologist: You must be at least 18 years of age with an established pattern of personality traits. The signs and symptoms of bpd can be very similar to other psychiatric disorders. Find a clinical psychologist who specializes in personality disorders or axis ii for a diagnosis.

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Can you cure borderline personality disorder?

Can you cure borderline personality disorder?

U might be surprised: ...2 learn that dr marsha linehan, respected psychiatrist credited 4 developing new approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder (dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy") herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read short version of her story via @nytimes: http://nyti. Ms/yxtgz8 who knows, u may learn 2 develop strong sense of self & become world's greatest self-soother + communicator of feelings!

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How to cope with borderline personality disorder?

How to cope with borderline personality disorder?

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.

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How can you treat borderline personality disorder?

How can you treat borderline personality disorder?

Not Your Job: You are not a professional therapist and have no business trying to be one. Get professional help or leave this person forever. To keep in a relationship that you are trying to establish would be destructive to you and your future.

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How can borderline personality disorder make you feel?

Many ways: My patients often described their inner experience as one of emptiness, anger, rage, defiance, or constantly in search of a stable identity. They are often full of shame over things that they have done, especially in the area of sexuality. They often despise their own impulsivity and their own acts of self abuse, especially those that are cutters.

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Can you please explain borderline personality disorder?

Can you please explain borderline personality disorder?

Long-term struggle: Bpd stands for "borderline personality disorder" and it is a long standing set of traits that cause much interpersonal suffering in the person who has bpd and often the people around them. People with bpd very often have histories of trauma and deeply fear being abandoned on the one hand and getting to close to someone on the other. Having bpd can easily lead to depression.

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What exactly does borderline personality disorder mean?

What exactly does borderline personality disorder mean?

Borderline defined: A pervasive pattern of instbility of interpersonal relationships, self -image, affects, marked impulsivity starts in early adulthood & presents with 5 plus of these:: efforts to avoid abandoment. Relationships go from idealization to devaluation. Unstable self-image. Impulsivity. Suicidal behavior, self injury, affective instability, emptiness feeling, anger, paranoid / dissociative symptoms

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Can you please explain borderline personality disorder?

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Can you please explain borderline personality disorder?

Borderline me: 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.

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How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

See a professional: To be confident that you know what your diagnosis is (if you have one) it's best to be seen by a psychiatrist or psychologist. They can perform an evaluation of your symptoms and overall functioning. Borderline personality disorder is complex, consisting of a long-term pattern of instability in relationships, self-image, and affects, and a great deal of impulsivity. Rely on a professional.

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Can you tell me what is borderline personality disorder?

Can you tell me what is 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.

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Can a borderline personality disorder be permanently fixed?

Can a borderline personality disorder be permanently fixed?

DBT: Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH. D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Just about the biggest goal of this kind of therapy for this kind of disorder is to maintain boundaries.

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What to do if I have borderline personality disorder, except?

Create structure: The essence of borderline personality disorder is creating chaos out of life. By adding increased levels of structure you can manage most life situations.

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How do I know exactly what is borderline personality disorder?

Personality disorder: Borderline personality is a lifelong, pervasive personality disorder with deficits such as an unstable sense of self, unstable affect, hard to manage emotions with large swings, with high reactivity and difficulty maintaining an even internal state. Although exact causes are unknown, treatment is best from a team using dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt).

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What do you suggest if I have borderline personality disorder?

What do you suggest if I have borderline personality disorder?

DBT: If you have been diagnosed with borderline Personality Disorder by a mental health professional discuss getting setup with a professional, if not them-self, who specializes in Dialetical Behavioral Therapy, a treatment for BPD.

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How can you tell if someone has borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships/self image/affect, with marked impulsivity, along with chronic feelings of emptiness, recurrent self injurious behaviors, unstable moods, inappropriate anger, transient stress-related paranoea or dissociation.

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What are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: Is characterized by unstable relationships. This often leads to other problems such as anxiety, depression and self harming behaviors.

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Are teenagers old enough to have borderline personality disorder?

Possibly: Borderline personality disorder cannot (according to the dsm) be diagnosed before the age of 18. So it is possible to see the first signs of this disorder in late teen years. It usually shows up as the person is beginning to make the transition to adulthood.

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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