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What Does It Mean When Borderline Personality Disorder
NO: No you are not crazy, limited percentage of people suffering from mental illness loose touch with reality and usually it is temporary under exacerbation situations, once remission take place, usually they regain control. Bpd is not associated with loss of touch with reality except in severe cases and for brief periods. See help, it is effective, good luck and feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Borderline defined: A pervasive pattern of instbility of interpersonal relationships, self -image, affects, marked impulsivity starts in early adulthood & presents with 5 plus of these:: efforts to avoid abandoment. relationships go from idealization to devaluation. Unstable self-image. Impulsivity. Suicidal behavior, self injury, affective instability, emptiness feeling, anger, paranoid / dissociative symptoms ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean when they say people with borderline personality disorder know how to mirror someone?
Mirroring: In child development, mirroring between mother and child is a marker of loving empathy between them. Matching the child's needs with engaged face expressions, vocal tones, ; affection, the mother validates the child's age-appropriate need to be special. We still have some of these needs as adults. Bpd people are able to unconsciously tune into ; mirror their partner as an ideal, special person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Borderline: In older psychodynamic terms, "borderline" meant on the "border" between neurosis and psychosis. Internal conflict is the hallmark of neurosis, which bpd has plenty of. Also they can be prone to mini-psychotic episodes where certain triggers can cause them to become become very paranoid and delusional. This is not a permanent state, though. "borderline" term was an attempt to describe symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to see psychiatrist and she said that i might borderline personality disorder. What is it or what does it mean?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a mother w/ borderline personality disorder be caring & truly mean it and share positive times and experiences with her kids?
Yes and why not: Yes she can share positive times and experiences with her kids BPD patients often have other disorders like Depression.Bipolar Disorder,Alnxiety,Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. The symptoms of BPD are ikely to hinder the ability of a mother to parent effectively,thereby negatively affecting the social and emotional development of a child. Positive times&experiences are good for both&FAMILY ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My psychiatrist says I have borderline personality disorder. He did a poor job of describing it so i still am not sure what it means. Help!
Unstable?: Feel empty often? Impulsive? Intense anger? Marked mood swings? Suicidal thoughts / behaviors? Self mutilation? Frantic efforts to avoid losing people in your life? Intense & unstable relationships? Difficulty figuring out who you are? Feel like others are out to get you or just lose time when stressed? Diagnostic & statistical manual of psychiatry lists diagnostic criteria. Talk more with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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