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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I feel not worthy and get urges to commit suicide. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother in the early thirties of a 5-year-old. My child has been diagnosed with a moderate autism spectrum disorder. I have no motivation to do anything and cannot do any daily activities. I feel like I have all negative characteristics within me, and I have failed in every role-...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your history, which reflects major depressive disorder, but you are right; you have a personality issue that may be a disorder or personality trait called borderline personality disorder. Symptoms of borderline personality disorder are fear of abandonment. Peo...  Read Full »

Is it possible to test for every personality disorder present?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel like I have some sort of personality disorder. I can not quite pinpoint which one could it be. I looked into different types and thought I had found the one, but after a few weeks or months, my perception would change, and I would think I had a completely different disorder. So ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. You may have a borderline personality disorder. It is a type of personality nature. You may have a chronic feeling of emptiness, emotional outbursts, self-harming behavior, and overwhelming behavior. You mostly feel that...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Is tablet Tegretol and Paxil good for my depression, or do I need a better medication?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 57-year-old male with a long-term history of depression with OCD, bipolar disorder, and self-diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. I am taking tablet Tegretol 400 mg and Paxil 60 mg. I have had remarkable effects with it, so I continued taking Paxil and Tegretol three...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can completely understand your current situation. You are having a relapse of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) triggered by a sexual incident. I would suggest restarting Paxil (Paroxetine) and Tegretol (Carbamazepine). However, doses should be smaller initiall...  Read Full »

Why does a person with mood swings suddenly disappear for few days without any reason?

Query: Hello doctor, This is for my boyfriend. I am trying to understand what diagnosis he might have? The symptoms are major mood swings. Sometimes he is angry. Within minutes his face changes do not want to talk or see me, then he disappears for days. Other symptoms: grandiose ideas, changes conversatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is difficult to diagnose from the above details, but you have to rule out a drug abuse history. Your boyfriend may abuse any substance like alcohol, cannabis, or opioids. He may have psychosis due to substance use disorder. He has to st...  Read Full »

Can mental problems change a person's personality?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cousin who I suspect has some form of mental problem. She scolds her mother for days in a row. She tends to want to be in control of things. She is also jealous of me and does not like me to be close to her mom, my aunt. I think she was about ten years old. She tried pushing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. It is difficult to reach a diagnosis from the above details, but she may have a borderline personality disorder. It is a type of personality or nature. She may have a chronic feeling of emptiness, emotional outbursts, ov...  Read Full »

What kind of personality traits include problem with everyone and fluctuating mind?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I have been wanting to see a doctor for so long but I do not even know where to start from. I have been suffering from the same symptoms for over 15 years. I have been having problems with every single person in my life. My parents, friends most especially and peopl...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your concern with interest. It is clear that you have a social anxiety problem and an episode of depression. It is also likely that you have personality traits that result in such behavior. To make the final diagnosis you need to visit a psychiat...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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