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What are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD: Is characterized by unstable relationships. This often leads to other problems such as anxiety, depression and self harming behaviors. ...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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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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How can I relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

How can I relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

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

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What meds can help with symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What meds can help with symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

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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Please explain what are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Please explain what are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

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

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What do you advise if I show symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

What do you advise if I show symptoms of 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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I show symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How to know for sure?

I show symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How to know for sure?

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

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I have all of the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How do I get diagnosed?

I have all of the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How do I get diagnosed?

BPD: You should see a psychiatrist or psychologist who are trained to diagnose and treat mental health problems. ...Read more

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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

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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

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What are some of the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder? How do you know if you should go get checked out?

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

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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?

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

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Are hallucinations and paranoia symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

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

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What kinds of traits are symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Emotional volitility: 1. Fear of abandonment 2. Intense and unstable relationships 3. Unstable and changeable self concept 4. Impulsive behavior 5. Threats of harm to self or others 6. Emotional overreaction. ...Read more

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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

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What symptoms does someone with borderline personality disorder have?

What symptoms does someone with borderline personality disorder have?

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

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How can I tell if my symptoms are signs of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: I would suggest that you begin with a consultation with a psychiatrist, and then go from there. Help is available! ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Borderline Personality Disorder (Definition)

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