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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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Are anti psychotics an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder?

General not: Generally anti-psychotics are not effective, especially by themselves for bpd. There are effective psychotherapies. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for borderline personality disorder?

Therapy: Dialectical behavioral therapy includes a focus on mindfulness and self-regulation of emotions. Other treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy which focuses on identifying and changing the beliefs that may be distorted in this illness, and schema based therapy which focuses on changing the negative ways people view themselves which may cause an unstable self-image and relations w/ others. ...Read more

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Is there any reccomended medications or treatment for borderline personality disorder ?

Is there any reccomended medications or treatment for 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. Just about the biggest goal of this kind of therapy for this kind of disorder is to maintain boundaries. ...Read more

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How do I find treatment for borderline personality disorder in staten island ny I am willing to go outside the borough for excellent help. I have BP 2?

How do I find treatment for borderline personality disorder in staten island ny I am willing to go outside the borough for excellent help. I have BP 2?

Tx for borderline : Dialectic behavior therapy (dbt) was developed spcifically for treating borderline personality disorder. It is a combination of cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness meditation techniques. It involves skills training, individual and group therapy. Look online for certified dialectic behavior therapists near you. ...Read more

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How can treatment for depression differ from treatment for borderline personality disorder?

How can  treatment for depression differ from treatment for borderline personality disorder?

Time and Focus: The first thing to understand is that episodes of depression can-and do-happen in the course of treating bpd. Also many of the symptoms of the two disorders are similar, so at times both the meds and therapy that would be appropriate are likely to look identical. But, in very general terms, bpd depends more heavily on long-term therapy--building a positive sense of self and capacity for trust. ...Read more

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Is it true that theres no treatment for borderline personality disorder? And I take Neurontin (gabapentin) so is it effecting my bpd?

Is it true that theres no treatment for borderline personality disorder? And I take Neurontin (gabapentin) so is it effecting my bpd?

Not true: That said, it is a difficult personality to have or to work with. There is no pill you can take to change any personality past the moment. Patient trusting talk therapy w/ a mature highly skilled person can help you but it's slow. The neurotonin should help a bit if anything, so don't worry. If you can, find a solid therapist and build a relationship. Be honest. Best wishes to you! I hope you win! ...Read more

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In psychiatry, beside the psychotherapy, how different is the treatment for borderline personality disorder and bipolar affective disorder?

In psychiatry, beside the psychotherapy, how different is the treatment for borderline personality disorder and bipolar affective disorder?

See below.: There are no good pharmacological treatments for borderline personality d/o. Mostly modified forms of cognitive-behavioral therapy, such as dialectical behavioral therapy which focuses on mindfulness ; affect regulation ; identification of triggers. Bipolar d/o is treated mostly w/ meds used as mood stabilizers such as lithium, lamictal, valproic acid, tegretol ; trileptal. ...Read more

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What other treatment options is there for borderline personality disorder besides behavioral therapy?

What other treatment options is there for borderline personality disorder besides behavioral therapy?

DBT: The main recommended treatment is dialectical behavior therapy. www.dbtselfhelp.com information about all aspects of dialectical behaviour therapy. Find handouts, worksheets, lessons, and research articles. Flash cards·dbt skills list·dbt lessons·connecting skills·instant mindfulness·what is dbt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please describe the treatment goals for borderline personality disorder?

Symptom management: I usually focus on symptom management. Feelings of instability or intense emotionality are of primary concern. Relationship goals are closely related to the expressed symptoms. ...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