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Can anybody tell me about what its like to have borderline personality disorder? And is it similar to aspergers syndrome?

Can anybody tell me about what its like to have borderline personality disorder? And is it similar to aspergers syndrome?

BPD: Actually the two disorders are pretty far apart diagnostically. Borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and intense moods. Individuals with bpd are highly sensitive to non-verbal communications, rejections, abandonment feelings etc. Asperger's disorder is closer to autism in the disconnection from others and difficulty reading non-verbal cues and communications. ...Read more

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 I have borderline personality disorder (at 12?

Can I have borderline personality disorder (at 12?

Borderline: Diagnosis of personality disorders is not given before age 18. You might have the traits, if symptoms of borderline exist & are pervasive. ...Read more

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I think I may have borderline personality disorder.?

I think I may have borderline personality disorder.?

Are you in therapy?: If you are talk with them about your concerns. If not, you may want to try to get help. A psychologist can help you learn coping skills to reduce the impact of borderline personality disorder. Make sure it is one of their specialties. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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Could my friend have borderline personality disorder?

Could my friend have borderline personality disorder?

It's hard to know : Without any details. Why do you think she might have borderline personality? Ask again w' some details ...Read more

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How to tell if I have borderline personality disorder?

How to tell if I have borderline personality disorder?

Consult psychiatrist: This can be a complex diagnosis, and i would not try to label myself or allow untrained others to label me this way. Instead, please consult with a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. Please understand that it may take more than one session for an evaluation of this nature. The doctor may need to review previous records, get psychological testing, etc. ...Read more

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How to know if I have borderline personality disorder?

How to know if I have 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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How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

See a professional : To be confident that you know what your diagnosis is (if you have one) it's best to be seen by a psychiatrist or psychologist. They can perform an evaluation of your symptoms and overall functioning. Borderline personality disorder is complex , consisting of a long-term pattern of instability in relationships, self-image, and affects, and a great deal of impulsivity. Rely on a professional. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have borderline personality disorder?

DSM Criteria: In summary the essential features of borderline personality disorder are a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity that begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of contexts. You should consult with a psychiatrist, or google dsm criteria of borderline personality disorder to explore further. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have borderline personality disorder?

BPD: Of course it is possible but try not to self diagnose and consult with a veteran mental professional who can help you obtain a proper assessment of your problems. Best. ...Read more

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What are the signs you have borderline personality disorder?

What are the signs you have borderline personality disorder?

Mental Health Dx: To be sure, you need to work with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional -- and the criteria are as dr. Ali shows them. Before that though, you might notice extremely volatile relationships where you idolize people one time, and scorn them the next. You may feel angry or empty much of the time. You may be impulsive, and self-harming -- especially if someone threatens to leave you. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have borderline personality disorder?

How to figure out if I have borderline personality disorder?

Are you in therapy?: If you are talk with them about your concerns. If not, you may want to try to get help. A psychologist can help you learn coping skills to reduce the impact of borderline personality disorder. Make sure it is one of their specialties. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have borderline personality disorder, except?

Create structure: The essence of borderline personality disorder is creating chaos out of life. By adding increased levels of structure you can manage most life situations. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have borderline personality disorder?

What do you suggest if I have borderline personality disorder?

DBT: If you have been diagnosed with borderline Personality Disorder by a mental health professional discuss getting setup with a professional, if not them-self, who specializes in Dialetical Behavioral Therapy, a treatment for BPD. ...Read more

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I think I have borderline personality disorder. How diagnosed?

I think I have borderline personality disorder. How diagnosed?

By seeing therapist: Best way to know is to see a psychiatrist or therapist to examine what's happening with you; they can help clarify. Bpd can overlap with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, & eating disorders. Some features: unstable, intense relationships; efforts to avoid abandonment; identity disturbance; impulsivity; suicidality; mood instability; chronic emptiness; inappropriate intense anger; dissociation. ...Read more

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How would you behave if you have borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: I would be sensitive to criticism, quick to react, my moods fluctuate, I do things before thinking about consequences, i would have hard time finding stability in relationships, and i would have low self-esteem & poor self-image. If I am not in treatment, i might inflict self injuries to get relief of tension. ...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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I may have borderline personality disorder. How do I get diagnosed?

I may have borderline personality disorder. How do I get diagnosed?

DBT: First, get a full psychiatric evaluation to confirm this diagnosis. If the diagnosis is indeed confirmed, then Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Borderline personality disorder or treatment is more a management issue than an issue that is curable. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have borderline personality disorder?

Check below: The dx. is not usually made until the client is at least 18 ( the personality is believed to be formed). For this to be your dx., we find a very consistent pattern of unstable relationships, usually starting with the family. The Borderlines are highs suicidal risks. Have unstable self image & poor sense of self. Often demanding & impulsive.Chronic feeling of abandonment, self-mutilation. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have borderline personality disorder?

Bad mood swings!: Extreme sensitivity to feeling abandoned or rejected by others. Very intense emotions, both good and bad, often leading to impulses to harm oneself (eg, by cutting or burning); suicidal feelings are common. A severe feeling of emptiness inside, and lack of a stable sense of self. Hard to maintain stable relationships because feelings seem overwhelming. It's often quite unpleasant. ...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