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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 always think negatively and want to end my life. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am totally sick. I am always thinking negatively and also want to end my life. I have constant migraines, not feeling well. I have trust issues and I think I am a victim of trauma. I am unable to love somebody, constantly being a problem to everyone whom I love. I lack concentration i...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. You may have a borderline personality disorder. You may have a chronic feeling of emptiness, emotional outbursts, overwhelming behavior, and self-harming behavior. You mos...  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 li...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

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 »

In borderline personality, is it possible to tell if one's actions are due to the disorder or not?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner has received a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. She has been suspended from work on an allegation of a serious breach of health and safety, which could lead to dismissal. We are trying to investigate whether her diagnosis could have impacted her actions. She ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, ]Welcome to I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. Yes, Borderline personality disorder can impact her behavior. Also, there can be micropsychotic episodes in a BPD person. If they are present, it can affect her behavior drastically. So, it depends on wheth...  Read Full »

How do I tackle my mixed feelings of joy and despondency?

Query: Hello doctor, One minute I am fine and the next minute I just want to disappear. I have had extreme feelings of abandonment for awhile. So I now avoid any new relationships. I am currently not taking any medications for my psychological issues. I have in the past but decided a year ago to try life w...  Read Full »

Dr. Akanksha Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I feel that you have been already diagnosed with BPD (borderline personality disorder). The moods which you face are very characteristic of this. Depression is a likely disorder with BPD. I would suggest you at least undergo therapy sessions for cognitive behavioral th...  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, and 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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajay Singh

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

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

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

I have been diagnosed with depression and borderline personality disorder. Please suggest the treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with depression and BPD (borderline personality disorder) since I was 17 years old and now I am 26 years old. But I wonder if I have been misdiagnosed and could possibly have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). I have been having mood swings and depressi...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can screen yourself for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Consult a psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation, as a confirmed diagnosis can only be made after a thorough evaluation. Another thing that I would like to mentio...  Read Full »

I have been having mood swings and was diagnosed with borderline disorder. I get impulsive love to argue with people and also have suicidal thoughts. What is happening to me?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extreme mood swings that alternate between high and low every few weeks. When I am happy it feels like magic, I feel wired up as if I have just taken 50 cups of coffee. It is great because I feel positive and a lot more energetic than usual. Unfortunately, while being hyper or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and you have given a very straight and elaborated history, which suggests that you are having rapid mood swings which is a sign of bipolar affective disorder (BPAD). But this illness is curable. You are having ultrashort period mood swings in wh...  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 try...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to BPD (borderline personality disorder) 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 rang...  Read Full »

How do I deal with my racing thoughts about death?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been feeling depressed, life is getting hopeless. I am very religious and I have racing thoughts about death and about life thereafter. I have been having decreased social interactions, isolation from others, curiosity, sadness, a big sex desire, really wanting to die so that I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from BPD (borderline personality disorder). You can take help from a psychologist to deal with the behavior problem and the psychiatrist can help you deal with the depressive disorder, hypersexual desire, and anger issues. Try to stay away fr...  Read Full »

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