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.
Marked instability. Borderline personality disorder is typically diagnosed in late teens or early adulthood. It is characterized by a longstanding pattern of intense but unstable black-and-white relationships with others, along with poor self image; reckless and dangerous impulsivity such as drug abuse and risky sexual behaviors, and persistent problems with mood, including self-distructive behaviors.
Problems. With interpersonal relationships, mood, impulse control, and/or cognition/perception.
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.

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Can give run down of borderline personality disorder? In case of one leaving boyfriend for someone else and missing the ex? But has similar symptoms

Instability. Borderline personality refers to a pattern of persistent instability of mood (sudden and dramatic changes), relationships (you're wonderful...You're terrible.. In quick succession), self perception (changing views of who one is), self destructive behavior. Read more...
DBT. Bpd is a cluster of traits (erratic and dramatic) that form one's personality. Things are often black or white to these individuals- nothing in between. Love/hate. Bpd causes distress to the individual as well as those around them. 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...

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...
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 are the typical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD. Is characterized by unstable relationships. This often leads to other problems such as anxiety, depression and self harming behaviors. 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...

How can I relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Effective Treatment. To relieve the symptoms of borderline personality disorder, and generally with all personality disorders, effective treatment which includes various forms of psychotherapy and medication management is best. Treatment is usually long term but can be helpful. Treatment of any other psychiatric conditions such depression or anxiety is extremely important. Prognosis varies upon severity. Read more...
Treatment. Dr woods answer is excellent and to the point. If you know someone with this condition urge them to get professional help. This condition needs treatment, and tratment does help but it takes a while. Read more...

What meds can help with symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Several. Although the primary treatment for bpd is psychotherapy, many kinds of meds can ease symptoms. Antidepressants (esp ssris) are often used for depression & anxiety. Buspar, (buspirone) beta-blockers, antihistamines, & benzodiazepines can help anxiety. Neuroleptics can calm severe agitation. Mood stabilizers can decrease mood swings. The trick is not to overdo meds & create side effects (ie, more problems). Read more...
Borderline meds. Meds. Are for symptomatic treatment, such as antidepressants for depression, anxiolytics for anxiety, antipsychotics for brief psychotic episodes or drastic mood changes, mood stabilizers for mood instability. Read more...

How can you treat certain symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

DBT. Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Just about the biggest goal of this kind of therapy for this kind of disorder is to maintain boundaries. Read more...

Please explain what are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Borderline PD. Personality disorder (pd) = an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience ; behavior deviating from the individual's culture; begins in teens or early adulthood; ; leads to distress or impairment."borderline" pd is a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, ; affects (emotions), plus marked impulsivity. Has frantic attempts to avoid abandonment too. 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 do you advise if I show symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

Congratulations... If you have a personality disorder and want help coping with it, congratulations! most people with personality disorders do not even realize that there is something wrong with them. Contact a therapist and start talking about the symptoms which bother you and they can help you develop some coping mechanisms! Read more...
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...

I show symptoms of borderline personality disorder. How to know for sure?

Hunger for certainty. Makes sense but may not be satisfied. There is often a history of unpredictability and minimal, if any, security and, in response, a child fails to develop the ability to maintain a stable attitude or connection to just about anything - people, work, even interests. Talk w/ a good psychotherapist to correct the lack of trust. It takes time - like growing up - but doing it better this time. Read more...
Borderline. Aspects of borderline personality disorder include 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. Do not diagnose yourself. Seek a full psychiatric evaluation to find out mo. Read more...