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What coping skills are required of those close to the victim of a borderline personality disorder?

What coping skills are required of those close to the victim of a borderline personality disorder?

Gentleness: Those with bpd, despite their emotional problems, are actually often better than average at noticing subtle levels of emotion. Therefore take a deep breath and help get them more comfortable by you dialing down your emotions both the positive and negative. Makes it easier for all involved in the long run! ...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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What type of medication is good for treating borderline personality disorder?

The best treatment: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has the strongest track record in BPD and probably gets closest to helping with core symptoms of emotional over-reactivity. Antidepressants are often used. They are not infrequently associated with adverse reactions, however. Anticonvulsants. omega-3 fatty acids and atypical antipsychotics may help, as described here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24174895 ...Read more

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Which medication is good for treating borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: No medicine treats personality disorder per se. Medications are used to manage symptoms of associated disorders such as depression/anxiety/disorganized thought processes. ...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

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