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What Is It Like To Have Borderline Personality Disorder
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
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
Can someone have borderline personality disorder and not engage in risky sex, gambling or self harm but instead have things like road rage and anorexi?
Yes , it is possible: Yes, the scenario you describe is possible. As you know all the possibilities that you describe are very serious and potentially dangerous behavior. Therapy can be very helpful to people who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Treatment of any personality disorder requires years and years of treatment with a therapist who is experienced at treating personality disorders. The process is not easy for the patient or the therapist, so few therapists are willing and competent to do so. However, it can be done and is worthwhile despite the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've taken multiple tests and all told me I have borderline personality disorder. What should I do?
Seek Help: It sounds like you have evidence of difficulties that are likely to interfere with your daily life. It would be worthwhile for you to seek out an appointment with either a mental health provider to look at treatment options. When seeking a provider it would be good to ask if he/she is experienced in treating borderline personality disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are they therapists?: While bpd is very real, it has also become a catch-all term for people with volatile personalities. Tv shows and other popular media throw the label around. Only a trained professional is qualified to make this diagnosis, and it's really only useful if it leads to treatment. Wikipedia has a rather good entry on bpd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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