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Doctor insights on: Tips For Parenting A Teenager With Borderline Personality Disorder

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How do I tell my parents that i believe I have a borderline personality disorder?

How do I tell my parents that i believe I have a 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 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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I've been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder(bpd), but my parents refuses to believe it, what to do?

I've been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder(bpd), but my parents refuses to believe it, what to do?

Education is the: Education is the best teach, things such as brochures, and any other information on the subjest is a good way of explaing your condition. Even support groups and therapist education on the subject can help greatly. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you please explain borderline personality disorder like when budding in teen?

Can you please explain borderline personality disorder like when budding in teen?

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

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How do borderline personality disorder and normal adolescent development differ?

How do borderline personality disorder and normal adolescent development differ?

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

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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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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Parenting (Definition)

Parenting is a topic that includes all the aspects of raising children, such as diapering and potty training, rules and discipline, daycare, schooling, sports, children's emotional development, teaching ...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