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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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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 somebody with borderline personality disorder have hallucinations?

Can somebody with borderline personality disorder have hallucinations?

It can happen: Borderline personality can be present with a variety of conditions including those that have hallucinations. This symptom which indicates a serious break with reality should be treated as soon as possible . The treatment will probably include medication which can be very helpful whenever there are hallucinations. Of course a full evaluation will be necessary to determine the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does borderline personality disorder have anything to do with child hypersexuality?

Does borderline personality disorder have anything to do with child hypersexuality?

No: Borderline personality disorder is a serious condition with symptoms including severe mood instability, chronic feelings of emptiness, fear of abandonment and cutting or other self-harm behaviors. DBT with an experienced clinician with medications as adjuncts is very helpful. BPD probably has many causes, it is related to childhood sexual abuse in many cases but not hypersexuality. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have avoidant personality disorder or borderline personality disorder?

How do I know if I have avoidant personality disorder or 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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I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder with narcissm. What does the "with narcissm" part mean? Does it mean I have NPD as well?

I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder with narcissm. What does the "with narcissm" part mean? Does it mean I have  NPD as well?

BPD & Narcissim: Narcissim means that we tend to be very self-absorbed, see the world through our own eyes and not take into account the thoughts and feelings of others well. We can all go there at times but it can reach a point where interferes w/function and comfort and that is true Narcissim. NPD is more intense and you do not necessarily have that. Personality disorders are more difficult to treat. Peace. ...Read more

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How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

Variable: It may take several sessions of history-gathering and observing to make diagnoses of this type -- but symptoms & mental status signs may be clear from the start. Borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses, not just personality traits. Both may be present in the same person. Borderline pd often has more intense symptoms in intimate relationships than others. ...Read more

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What to do if I have borderline personality disorder - because of borderline personality disorder?

What to do if I have borderline personality disorder - because of borderline personality disorder?

Long-term struggle: Bpd stands for "borderline personality disorder" and it is a long standing set of traits that can cause significant interpersonal suffering in the person who has bpd and often the people around them. People with bpd very often have histories of trauma and deeply fear being abandoned on the one hand and getting to close to someone on the other. People with bpd can be helped with psychotherapy. ...Read more

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When should I tell someone i'm dating that I have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

When should I tell someone i'm dating that I have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

If It's Important: If you are involved in a casual relationship then there may be no need to discuss this issue. However, if you see this relationship becoming more serious, and if you want this person to have a meaningful role in your life, then you need to tell him/her. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships/self image/affect , with marked impulsivity, along with chronic feelings of emptiness, recurrent self injurious behaviors, unstable moods, inappropriate anger, transient stress-related paranoea or dissociation. ...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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Might somebody have both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Yes: Axis i disorders (bipolar) and axis ii (personality disorders) are often comorbid. Axis i disorders are major, severe and persisting disorders. Personality disorders are the underlying strengths and weaknesses of character that can often shape the axis i disorder. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a "personality disorder" and a "borderline personality disorder" ?

Borderline PD: A personality disorder is an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience and outer behavior that differs markedly from one's culture, begins in adolescence or early adulthood, and causes distress in important areas of life (relationships, work, etc). The borderline pd pattern is one of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity. ...Read more

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Can someone with borderline personality disorder also have antisocial personality disorder?

Yes: These two personality disorders actually have some similarities and fall under the same group called cluster b personality disorders. ...Read more

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How can you have a healthy relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder?

How can you have a healthy relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder?

Well: A person with Borderline personality Disorder could be high functioning. When someone who is high functioning works on their issues in treatment - a favorable result is possible. If you have a relationship with someone who has a borderline personality disorder encourage you to learn more about it. Learn to set healthy boundaries. If you are highly reactive to the other person - things could > ...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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Is it possibly someone with antisocial personality disorder also suffer from borderline personality disorder?

Not really.: They are very different. Antisocial people don't really care for others, use people for their own means, do not have sincere emotions. In Borderline personality, people actually might care too much and don't know what to do with their feelings (so will react very extreme to a breakup or with friends). It might appear to overlap (both can have problems with anger), but they are different. ...Read more

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I live with someone who could have antisocial personality disorder. What are the major symptoms of this condition?

Symptoms of: Antisocial personality disorder include disregard for right and wrong, persistent lying or deceipt, using charm or wit to manipulate others, intimidation of others, trouble with the law, potentially violent behavior, repeatedly violating the rights of others, lack of remorse, impulsive behavior, agitation and irresponsibility. These are very difficult people to deal with. ...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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Is it possible for someone to have both schizotypical personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder?

Is it possible for someone to have both schizotypical personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder?

Yes, but look deeper: One can have two personality disorders, they aren't "mutually exclusive". However you may consider looking deeper at some treatable cause of these symptoms. For example an untreated anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder can sometimes present with these types of issues, and both of these can be treated more easily than a personality disorder! ...Read more

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