My brother has borderline personality disorder. Should I be worried about this?

Perhaps not worried. If this is an accurate DX for you brother he has a core difficulty with self regualtion, based on his early relationship hx. This can often cause distress in adult relationships. Clearly working with a counselor skilled in working with such patients can be helpful. As his sister or brother you can improve your situation with him by being consistent, available and have good boundries.

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Hi doctors, my sibling, aged 37, I believe has got borderline personality disorder. To suggest help = explosions & danger. In ireland, help?!

Get help yourself. If you believe your sibling has bpd or some characteristics of bpd, definitely get some help for yourself. If nothing else you need to strengthen your own support system, caring for someone with bpd is emotionally very difficult. Best wishes to you and your sibling. Read more...

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...
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...
Borderline. Is a personality disorder characterised by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, chronic recurrent suicidal behaviors, transient paranoea or dissociation, & inability to control anger. Read more...

What is borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PDO. 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. Discuss w your Dr. Read more...

What is borderline personality disorder?

Borderline . BPD have ffg symptoms

- marked disturbance of identity
- splitting of thinking
- frantic effort to avoid abandonment
- impulsive and dangerous behaviour
- intense and uncontrollable emotional reactions often disproportionate to event
- have unstable relationships
- self damaging behavior
- distorted self image
- dissociation
- associated depression,anxiety anger and substance abuse. Read more...

What exactly borderline personality disorder?

Borderline. Intense unstable interpersonal relationship characterized by idealization, splitting, rapid mood shifts, pan anxiety, repeated self harm, distorted self image, low esteem, brief psychotic episodes. Read more...
Bordeline PD. Personality disorders are enduring, inflexible patterns of inner experience ; behavior causing significant distress in relationships, work, ; other important areas. "borderline" applies to a person with unstable sense of identity; extreme fear of being alone; unstable relationships; impulsivity; affective instability; extreme anger; chronic suicidality or self-mutilation; mini-psychotic times. Read more...
A "hardware" deficit. There are brain subsystems that regulate the relationships between self-interests and interests of others. These systems can have hardware defects. These may result in "personality" disorders. BPD is one form of a disorder in these systems. Read more...
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...

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...
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...

Can you cure borderline personality disorder?

Cure? Cure? - no. But, if a person is really motivated to change aspects of their personality that they are unhappy with, that is possible. It requires committment and willingness to critically examine one's self. Read more...
U might be surprised. ...2 learn that dr marsha linehan, respected psychiatrist credited 4 developing new approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder (dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy") herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read short version of her story via @nytimes: http://nyti.Ms/yxtgz8 who knows, u may learn 2 develop strong sense of self & become world's greatest self-soother + communicator of feelings! Read more...
DBT. Dialectical behavior therapy, or dbt, has proven highly effective for individuals with bpd. Medication to manage the moods is a great/sometimes necessary adjunct. Read more...
DBT. 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...

Is borderline personality disorder inherited?

Possible. Two studies by distel et al. In 2008 found a strong genetic contribution to borderline personality dx. However, it is early in this research to be confident about such conclusions. Nonetheless, it would not surprise me if more research supported these findings, given the known genetic contribution to other disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety (gad, ptsd), bipolar dx, and adhd. Read more...
Borderline. There is no easy answer to this. Borderline personality disorder, as well as the human condition in general are shaped by genetic factors in combination with environmental factors. Read more...

Please describe borderline personality disorder.

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...
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...
Borderline Personali. Unstable affect/self-image/relationships, chronic feelings of emptiness & boredom, stably unstable (frequent & severe decompensation during crises which others view as minor), self-harm. Read more...