Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness which impacts the way one thinks about themselves and others, thus causing problems in day to day activities. It may cause bouts of anger, anxiety, depression, intense mood swings, impulsive behavior, periods of paranoia, etc. The symptoms usually begin during late teen, and it normally improves with age.

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Is OCD hereditary?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married before 1-1/2 years. By seeing the aggressive behaviour of my wife, I took her to a hospital in my town and she was diagnosed with OCPD, EUPD and anger discontrol from childhood. She refused to accept the disease and apprehended to take the medicine. We have been attending ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the detailed history that you have mentioned in your query and I can understand your concern. The symptoms does not fit in a particular personality type and this is the reason why she has been diagnosed with different personalities. As you have mentioned that ...  Read Full »

How to control aggressive behavior in a teen who attemped suicide as well?

Query: Hello doctor, A known 16-year-old son misbehaves with others, not staying at home, does not care about his family, passes the time with his bad company, behaving rudely to parents, and not studying properly. Parents have no control over him, and he does not care when they request him to focus on st...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Heijebu

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can certainly understand your concern. I have worked through your attached query in detail. As per the description, the possibility of a conduct disorder or a borderline personality disorder should be considered here in your child. In view of suicidal threatening...  Read Full »

Will Fluoxetine help in borderline personality disorder and obsession?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 years old female. I suffer from borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis, anxiety, and obsessive thoughts for ten years. I am taking Olanzapine 10 mg for 68 days, Lamotrigine 200 mg for 101 days, and Fluoxetine 20 mg for 53 days. Now I am not depressed b...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a lot of questions, let me answer one by one. 1. Fluoxetine is good medicine for OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder) and depression cases. 2. If this is the first time you are having the problem, you should take medicines for at least six months, if not then ...  Read Full »

Is there a definitive way to know if I have a borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder?

Query: Hello doctor,Is there a definitive way to know if I have a borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder? Two years ago, I was diagnosed with BPD, but I met with a psychiatrist who says I do not sound at all like I have BPD, but I instead sound bipolar. Is there a way to test which it is? Or i...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are reporting a commonly encountered situation since BPD, and bipolar disorder can present with similar symptoms. Sometimes both the conditions can be present together as well. There is no specific test or scan or investigation to distinguish these two conditions...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with separation anxiety disorder. Can LSD, DMT and Ecstasy trigger the borderline?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I have been diagnosed in the past with (SAD) separation anxiety disorder, autism spectrum as well as ADHD. Lately, I have been harming myself and having trouble controlling my emotions. I sometimes feel as if the whole world hates my guts. Then I feel good again a l...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, separation anxiety disorder might develop in borderline personality disorder (BPD). But based upon the information you provided I am not sure if you have SAD. Smoking weed might increase anxiety, which could worsen the symptoms in BPD. Smoking weed can lead to p...  Read Full »

Please diagnose the exact cause of my condition.

Query: Hi doctor, Is diagnosis important? I have been diagnosed by many therapists and each one has had a different diagnosis. One doctor says it might be BPD and other says it might be a bipolar disorder or Asperger syndrome or cyclothymia. Why is it so? I am starting to feel like I am wasting my time tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. BPD and bipolar disorder have similar symptoms. Cyclothymia is its minor form. Persons with BPD are said to be on the borderline between neurosis and psychosis, persons with bipolar disorder experience episodes of extreme mood swings ranging from depression to mania. ...  Read Full »

Can Quetiapine make a person drowsy?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression and was treated with Fluoxetine, Zepam and Modafinil. Since one and a half years, I have been taking tablet Quetiapine 25 mg and tablet Lithoril 400 mg twice a day. Also, I am taking tablet Prodep 10 mg once in the morning for de...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Surely, psychiatric issues are a taboo these days. But, in my opinion you should continue with your medications according to the way it is responding in your body. If the above medications are working well for you by keeping your mood pleasant and the interperson...  Read Full »

She always blames someone for everything. Guide me how to handle this?

Query: Hi, I think my wife has BPD. She always blames her sister for everything. Please guide me how to handle this?  Read Full »


Dr. Surabhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your one liner problem description is very difficult to answer; though I will give a shot at it. What makes you to think that your wife had Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Has she been diagnosed by a psychiatrist or you yourself think that she might be having s...  Read Full »

My brother's behavior outbursts are puzzling the entire family. Can you help?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 and the oldest of thirteen kids. My little brother who is 15 years old has struggled with depression and is suicidal or so he claims. He has always been normal around me and I have never seen any signs of this, but I moved out about five years ago. He once took a knife and held it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your brother seems to be suffering from personality disorder. The symptoms or behavior what you mentioned above are more likely to be cluster B personality. Your brother has more borderline personality with overlapping antisocial personality traits. Peopl...  Read Full »

Is a desire to have a mental illness a disorder by itself?

Query: Hello doctor, I have something which affects me a lot. Basically, I desire to have a mental illness, I have been even faking certain symptoms. To be exact, I do actually have mental health problems, I am diagnosed with Asperger’s, bipolar disorder and OCD. However, I have a feeling I am not i...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Singh

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you are aware and trying to take the help of a psychiatrist. You are suffering from borderline personality disorder. You like to take attention from people. You want to be pampered by your family and that is why you are looking for such an illness or...  Read Full »

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