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Symptoms Of Borderline Personality Disorder In Men
Women hurt in childh: There are many theories for the calls of borderline personality disorder, ranging from psychological and biological. One thing seems to be clear however, and that is as a society we are more likely to see girls sexually abused more than boys. Many men with borderline personality disorder are labeled criminals and sociopaths. It seems very trendy to label women as borderline and quite often their underlying antisocial personality disorder is simply overlooked. We also incarcerate far more men than women so that the statistics may be shifted towards making it appear that more women are borderline. ...Read more
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
I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and I get attached to men easily is that normal for a female with b.P.D?
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
Effective Treatment: To relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder, and generally with all personality disorders, effective treatment which includes various forms of psychotherapy and medication management is best. Treatment is usually long term but can be helpful. Treatment of any other psychiatric conditions such depression or anxiety is extremely important. Prognosis varies upon severity. ...Read more
Several: Although the primary treatment for bpd is psychotherapy, many kinds of meds can ease symptoms. Antidepressants (esp ssris) are often used for depression & anxiety. Buspar, (buspirone) beta-blockers, antihistamines, & benzodiazepines can help anxiety. Neuroleptics can calm severe agitation. Mood stabilizers can decrease mood swings. The trick is not to overdo meds & create side effects (ie, more problems). ...Read more
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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
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
Hunger for certainty: Makes sense but may not be satisfied. There is often a history of unpredictability and minimal, if any, security and, in response, a child fails to develop the ability to maintain a stable attitude or connection to just about anything - people, work, even interests. Talk w/ a good psychotherapist to correct the lack of trust. It takes time - like growing up - but doing it better this time. ...Read more
BPD: You should see a psychiatrist or psychologist who are trained to diagnose and treat mental health problems. ...Read more
What are the major symptoms of borderline personality disorder and how do you find out if you have it?
Fear of abandonment: Fears of being abandoned are the core issue. Other symptoms and characteristics are instability of mood, including episodes of rage, instability of interpersonal relationships (getting too close, then pulling away), very low self-esteem and not having a sense of who you are. See a therapist or psychiatrist to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
I have symptoms of borderline personality disorder but I'm not sure if I really could have it - how likely is it?
Not how it works: Picking a diagnosis from the internet will only delay your accurate and medically relevant diagnosis from your physician. We love the internet here, but one should never prejudge their diagnosis until the doctor has done a thorough evaluation in person. I would say nine times out of ten my patients bring me their diagnoses and they are incorrect. ...Read more
What are some of the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder? How do you know if you should go get checked out?
Style, not symptom: Personality doesn't really have symptoms - the style of relationships and common behaviors include alternating from intense like to dislike so relationships are volatile. Irritable and easily offended. Black/white thinking - enemy or best friend - love/hate - exhausting to be or be close to. Has some overlap with Bi-polar and can be mis-diagnosed - may be why Tx for the illness may not work. ...Read more
I have some symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How do I know for sure if I have it and how do I treat my symptoms?
Borderline: Is a personality disorder characterized by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, chronic recurrent suicidal behaviors, transient paranoea or dissociation, & inability to control anger. Treatment is Dialectical Behavior Therapy & medications. ...Read more
Well...: Significant paranoia is found in paranoid personality disorder. Hallucinations may occur in a person with schizotypal personality disorder. When a person with a borderline personality disorder becomes really stressed they may start getting a little paranoid. Although hallucinations could occur when decompensated it is not usually a hallmark for this type of personality disorder. ...Read more
My wife have symptoms of borderline personality disorder. Suggest any medication for her treatment.
Personality D/O's: Since you've put "impulsive behavior" and "personality disorder" in your own profile, you and your wife will have some commonalities. The treatment for borderline pd is generally long-term insight-oriented psychotherapy. In addition, dialectical behavioral therapy to deal with painful emotions. Psychiatrists can help with medications for depression, anxiety, & psychotic episodes, as needed. ...Read more
Does lithium and lamictal do anything to improve symptoms of borderline personality disorder? I read on nimh. Nih. Gov, the answer is no. Just verifying
The? Is, could he?: Many people love partners with bpd. The problem is more often that the bpd person might not be able to sustain a loving relationship. They often have a very hard time trusting the stability and continuity others show since it is so difficult for them. Successful maintenance would require patience, forgiveness, security & courage. Also, creativity since it may not resemble usual love relationships. ...Read more
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
Borderline: I would suggest that you begin with a consultation with a psychiatrist, and then go from there. Help is available! ...Read more
BPD: What are the symptoms? . Please clarify. ...Read more
Dr. Linehan's Story: Dr marsha linehan, respected psychologist credited w/developing approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder -dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy"- herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read her story via @nytimes: http://nyti. Ms/yxtgz8 > dbt skills help foster development of strong sense of self... Help teach people 2 self-soothe & communicate feelings- including difficult/intense emotions. ...Read more
What is a person with borderline personality disorder like? Like what are the symptoms and signs?
Emotional: Most individuals with bpd are characterized by unstable and intense emotional reactions and relationships. They may express chronic feelings of emptiness. ...Read more
Are there any theories of what can cause Borderline Personality disorder? When symptoms start showing at a young age
Yes, & they are very: Complex. Research is finding genetic factors that influence biological vulnerability to BPD triggered by chronic stress & parental inability to recognize & respond to the child's distress. > 8, 000 genetic disorders are associated with BPD. Deficits in specific brain functions on neuropsychological tests & abnormalities in specific areas of the brain on MRI's are found in people with BPD. ...Read more
Can give run down of borderline personality disorder? In case of one leaving boyfriend for someone else and missing the ex? But has similar symptoms
Could be: Irritability is a symptom common to many conditions, including mood disorders, sleep disorders, use/withdrawal from substances, and others. Medical causes also need to be ruled out. Borderline personality disorder is a pervasive maladaptive behavior pattern involving instability in relationships, emotional regulation, self-perception, and mood often with extremes in behavior & thoughts of suicide. ...Read more
Could a woman ever love a man with borderline personality disorder, and can that man be a good husband/father?
It depends: Borderline personality disorder (bpd) once thought to be difficult to treat, is now known to be treatable and even curable depending on the severity. If a man with bpd stays in therapy and takes medication (if needed), he has the potential to be a good husband and father if he's highly motivated. ...Read more
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