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What exactly does borderline personality disorder mean?

What exactly does borderline personality disorder mean?

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 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 have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.Does this mean I am crazy?

I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.Does this mean I am crazy?

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 more

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What does it mean when they say people with borderline personality disorder know how to mirror someone?

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 more

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Can doctors tell me what does the "borderline" in borderline personality disorder mean?

Can doctors tell me what does the "borderline" in borderline personality disorder mean?

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 more

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Went to see psychiatrist and she said that i might borderline personality disorder. What is it or what does it mean?

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 more

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Can a mother w/ borderline personality disorder be caring & truly mean it and share positive times and experiences with her kids?

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 more

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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 more

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What is borderline personality disorder?

BPD is a serious: Borderline personality disorder (bpd) is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships problems with regulating emotions and thoughts impulsive and reckless behavior unstable relationships with other people. ...Read more

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What exactly borderline personality disorder?

What exactly borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. ...Read more

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What is borderline personality disorder like?

What is borderline personality disorder like?

Borderline PD: Borderline pd is very, very insecure about self -- and is frantically trying to hold on to the other person. Very fearful of abandonment & being alone. Also very impulsive, with frequent intense & inappropriate anger when disappointed. Prone to both overvaluing and repudiating others quickly. Has repeated crises, and acts of self-injury like arm & wrist-cutting. Feeling empty & bored, often. ...Read more

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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