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Does My Son Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Just because females are more likely to get a BPD diagnosis, it doesn’t mean that males aren’t at risk for developing the disorder. If you are wondering if your son has BPD, here are some things to look for.

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What Is the Diagnostic Criteria for BPD?

Are you wondering if you or someone you know has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? While a true diagnosis requires the expertise of a mental health professional, you can start by familiarizing yourself with the diagnostic criteria for BPD.

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3 Reasons Why Borderline Personality Disorder Is Often Misdiagnosed

Borderline Personality Disorder is a complicated psychiatric disorder, and is often misdiagnosed. Here are some of the most common reasons why it can be tricky to make a BPD diagnosis.

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Is There a Test for Borderline Personality Disorder?

If you’ve recognized any of the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in yourself or a friend – such as intense anger issues, mood swings, or problems with interpersonal relationships – you may be wondering if you actually have BPD. But is there a test that can determine if you do?

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How Soon Is Too Soon to Diagnose BPD?

Because individuals with BPD exhibit instability in many areas of their lives, it is often difficult to diagnose the disorder, especially since BPD symptoms can mimic those of other disorders (such as Bipolar Disorder). While this potential confusion between disorders may delay the diagnosis of BPD, the importance of accurately identifying the underlying psychiatric issues supersedes any inclination to reach a diagnosis quickly.

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Is Borderline Personality Disorder a ‘Real’ Diagnosis?

Only relatively recently has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) been accepted by clinicians, therapists, and even insurance companies as a valid psychiatric diagnosis. The initial lack of diagnostic precision in determining the exact behavior and symptoms associated with BPD, combined with the fact that the disorder overlapped with a number of other psychiatric disorders, led many to question the validity of the diagnosis.

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1st International Congress on BPD Held in Berlin: Borderline Personality Treatment Highlighted

Scientists and clinicians from around the world participated in the congress and presented their latest findings on such topics as treating adolescent BPD, using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and teaching mindfulness.

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Who Diagnoses BPD?

Because BPD is such a complex disorder, instead of guessing that you have it based on your own research, you should seek the advice and treatment of a mental health professional. Only a licensed clinician or therapist should be relied upon to accurately diagnose BPD.

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Darth Vader Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

In a study published in the journal Psychiatry Research, French psychologists and psychiatrists determined that Darth Vader had six of the nine criteria used for a BPD diagnosis.

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What’s the Prognosis for Someone with BPD?

It used to be that a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) came with it little hope for recovery. These days, however, the right treatment can result in a long-lasting remission from BPD symptoms.

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