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Tips For Parenting A Teenager With Borderline Personality Disorder
Share DBT website: Share information on diactic behavioral therapy from the internet and from the book: dialectic behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder, by marcia linehan- found on amazon.Com. This therapeutic treatment protocol (cbt + mindfulness meditation) was developed specifically for this chronic illness/brain and body condition. Seek help and be well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not a genetic DO: It is not an inherited disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder(bpd), but my parents refuses to believe it, what to do?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With teens I try: Not to use personality disorders as a diagnosis. I assume that teenagers personalities are still developing and have not reached the rigidity that pds have. The upheaval in growth, hormones surging and rebelliousness usually pass and a clearer diagnosis of what is happening will come in time. It is hard for parents during these years. Putting a pd label onto a teen is premature and may do damaging. ...Read more
Intensity and issues: Sometimes it can be hard to tell. Both borderlines and adolescents are working on their independence -- but borderlines are working on it from much earlier (like 18-36 months of age). Borderline moods are much more unstable, there is rampant splitting into "all good" ; "all bad, " they may self mutilate and threaten suicide, and they are intensely insecure -- much more than healthy teens. ...Read more
A challenging task!: If you're certain you want to do this & really believe your reasons are healthy ones, it might be possible. Does the friend agree that they are borderline? If so, you can talk about it & how much you want the friendship to survive, your willingness to work through or wait out difficult times, etc. This sort of conversation could be a way for your friend to actually modify their way of relating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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