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MindCraft No. 12, 2nd Floor, Shyamkripa , 15th Road, Khar West, Mumbai Mumbai
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Causes And Symptoms

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Borderline Personality Disorder - Causes And Symptoms

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness. A patient suffering from BPD maintains unstable relationships with other people, shows inappropriate emotional reactions and possesses suicidal or self-harm tendencies. It is purely a personality disorder caused due to multiple factors. Patients suffering from BPD may find it difficult to stay alone. They fear abandonment and loneliness. Yet they have a tendency of showing mood swings, sudden emotional outburst or anger and hostility. This prevents them from having a long lasting relationship in life.

It usually starts affecting the patient's life from early adulthood. It however seems to improve with age. The patient also has distorted self-image. He or she is unclear about what they want from life or what they are in reality. Even minor incidents can trigger intense reactions in people with BPD.

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder:

The signs of suffering from BPD are listed below:

  1. Intense and frantic effort to avoid abandonment or loneliness
  2. Unstable relationships with people and changing the attitude towards them drastically. It can change from being in immense love with each other to intense hatred.
  3. Developing paranoid thoughts and having dissociative feelings-The patient often lacks the feeling of self and suffers from identity crisis.
  4. Suicidal feelings and attempts
  5. Tendency to cause self harm or destruction by drug abuse, driving irresponsibly or be having unprotected sex
  6. Reflecting intense depression
  7. Chronic boredom
  8. Sudden anger and hostility

Causes for Borderline Personality Disorder: Borderline Personality Disorder can be caused due to multiple reasons. Usually it has been found by researchers that it occurs to patients who have had a disturbed childhood. Complex and unpleasant happenings in the childhood may leave a deep impact on the patient's personality, which comes back as a disorder in his or her early adulthood. From mental, physical to sexual abuse in the childhood can lead to this condition in adults.

Besides, researchers have discovered recently that this illness has hereditary links. Some genes may be responsible for BPD. Improper functioning of the brain is also another factor. Especially, the portion of brain that controls emotions might not be functioning properly in co-ordination with other parts of it.

Diagnosis: There is no particular clinical test that can diagnose BPD. It can be diagnosed by a series of interactive session with the patient by a psychiatrist.

Treatment:  The treatment of BPD involves three steps- psychotherapy, medications and support from peer and family. Dialectical Behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy are used in treating the patient. There are no specific medicines to cure identity crisis, boredom and loneliness. However, other symptoms like mood swings, depression and anxiety can be treated with anti-depressants and mood stabilizers. Antipsychotic drugs are also helpful to a certain extent. In extreme cases, hospitalization may be needed. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Mental and Emotional Health

MBBS, Structure of Intellect learning Specialist
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Hi doctor I am suffering from social anxiety. Recently I have concluded from studies and seeking a good carrier in my own company. But due to social anxiety I am unable to concentrate or work in my own company although I am the owner. I want to about cognitive behavioural therapy.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
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I am suffering from social anxiety. Recently I have concluded from studies and seeking a good carrier in my...
Social Anxiety Disorder (social phobia) is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today. The latest government epidemiological data show social anxiety affects about 7% of the population at any given time Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. You could say social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being negatively judged and evaluated by other people.  It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person's life.  It is chronic because it does not go away on its own. Anxiety reducing medications along with CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), can change the brain, and help people overcome social anxiety. Consult a psychiatrist and get helped. All the best.
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I don't know what's happening to me (something I feel very lazy, lost stamina in morning, feel depressed, but in the night I feel daam active. Full energized, etc I take enough fruits and vegetables then why Any acupressure point or tablets to increase stamina and keep mind focused in the morning?

M.Sc- psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
I don't know what's happening to me (something I feel very lazy, lost stamina in morning, feel depressed, but in the ...
Hi lybrate-user, Has any change occurred in the last few months, if you go back in time and try to pin point exactly when these feelings started will help. I suggest yoga and deep breathing. Try and breathe out this emotional energy and suryanamaskar will really help with the stamina. Change your sleep cycle. If you feel that you would like to speak with someone, pls seek the help of a counsellor or psychologist. Hope you feel better soon.
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Insomnia and Depression - Is There A Link Between Them?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Navi Mumbai
Insomnia and Depression - Is There A Link Between Them?

In today’s stressful environment, more and more people are being diagnosed with psychological disorders such as insomnia and depression. Neither of the two are things which people feel lucky to possess. However, it is interesting to note that there is a link between the two conditions. Also, the problems are a lot more common than a person is likely to first think; 80% of depressed people suffer from chronic insomnia!

For a long time until recently, many people were of the opinion that most depressed people were insomniac. But that is not really correct. The two issues do overlap to a large extent, but they are different from each other. Again, that does not mean one cannot affect the other.

When a person has depression, one of the main things that he or she can experience is a lack of pleasure from the activities and happenings which occur in his or her daily life. Similarly, when a person does not get enough sleep or even just cannot sleep, he or she is quite likely to display a tendency to worry. Often, worrying sets the stage for depression to develop in the person. In fact, doctors have observed that people who do not sleep enough are more likely to undergo treatment for depression than the others.

Recent findings have concluded that when a person sleeps better, the case of depression also shows an uptick. In addition to this, the habit of sleeping well can also go quite a long way to make sure that a person does not relapse into depression. According to some sleep therapies, people who suffer from lack of sleep are advised to follow a systematic routine of getting to bed and getting out of bed. Activities including reading in bed or watching TV after going to bed must be avoided. While there are various means to help a person sleep better, the choice as to which one would suit a person in the best possible way is only best decided by the person’s personal doctor. What is for sure is the fact that a person can effectively sleep to a better life!

So, it can be said that if a person wants to cure his/her depression and enjoy life being peppy, napping away is not such a bad idea after all. Having said that, everything is good only up to a certain limit!

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I eat vegetarian food and I have not any habit of smoking or alcohol but I have suffering excessive nightfall.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I eat vegetarian food and I have not any habit of smoking or alcohol but I have suffering excessive nightfall.
Please Avoid listening erotica, avoid sexual thoughts and fantasies, avoid porns totally Do meditation regularly before going to sleep Go for jogging daily Take Bufo rana Q Liquid Homeopathic medicine 15 drops in 50 ml water once a day for 6 weeks Reconsult after 6 weeks.
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Psychological Disorders

Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
Psychologist, Noida
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I just read 8 benefits of jaggery in Lybrate .but I want to know does jaggery helps in for curing cholesterol and also does a diabetic patient can take jaggery in daily diet.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I just read 8 benefits of jaggery in Lybrate .but I want to know does jaggery helps in for curing cholesterol and als...
Both white sugar and jaggery are derived from the same source – sugar cane. Sugar crystals have no natural nutrients while jaggery has essential nutrients like magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, copper and zinc. Jaggery contains the same amount of sugar. Both white sugar and jaggery have a high glycemic index. The absorption of sugar in the body takes place at a faster pace and thus raises blood sugar levels faster whereas Jaggery has sucrose which is a complex sugar and takes time to break down when consumed, but sugar levels go up within a few hours. So its not advised to take jaggery for diabetics. Sugar in all forms should be restricted.
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My mother gets angry for very small reason on someone and creates big scene, gets angry start abusing that person and his family. Cries, says she will leave everything and it last for several days that to for all those days we have to beg her, heard many nonsense things which does not even exists. Her anger and voice is so big that we all gets scare and worried about her. If it was other son he would have left her much earlier my who is such sweet person her life is becoming mess she cried most of time and I feel that I am reason for her problems. Is there medicine I can give my mother so that she can stop such things I feel like she will get mad or destroy other people life. Such episodes happen at least once in 15 days. I can't even tell her to come to see Dr. as she think she is right and other people are bad.

M.Sc- psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user, seems like a mania episode with paranoia but one needs the entire history of the person before one can be diagnosed. Also, it is better if a psychiatrist runs some tests for diagnosis and medication. Pls try to convince her to see a counsellor or psychologist to talk about her problems, sometimes people feel misunderstood as well. Seek family therapy for support, that way she will be willing to seek help. Hope it helps. Good luck!
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I have 1 year old face and leg allergy with rings. I take medicine althrocin betamil GM. Qudridream ring cutter fluconazole. Etc. So solve my problem.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have 1 year old face and leg allergy with rings. I take medicine althrocin betamil GM. Qudridream ring cutter fluco...
Hello, I being a homoeopath can suggest you some recourse in homoeopathy. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Go for meditation to nourish your body to make skin more flexible. Your diet be easily digestible to check digestive disorder. Tk, homoeo medicine:@ Sepia 200-6 pills, twice. @ Rhus tox 200-6 pills, thrice. Avoid, ,junk food, Alcohol, nicotine. Tk, care.
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Attachment Disorder - Ways You Can Deal With It!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Attachment Disorder - Ways You Can Deal With It!

It is often said that a human being is a social animal. While this is true, does this mean that all degrees of social attachment are completely fine? Honestly, no. In fact, attachment displayed by children, to a very great extent, can have an unhealthy impact on the child’s psychology.

Children are sometimes affected by attachment disorders. This results in the child not being able to manage emotions to a sufficient degree. In addition to this, a child may suffer from a lack of self-worth due to not being able to connect on an emotional level with another person. Can you imagine how damaging this could be for a child who is so vulnerable while growing up?

When a child has a negative experience in his or her relationship with a parent, especially early on, an attachment disorder can develop. All children need varying degrees of a feeling of security to develop in initially and this is gone when they feel helpless and uncared for; not good indeed, to say the least!

What are some specific things, which can lead to the development of attachment disorders? One of the prime examples would be the needs of the baby being met some times but not all of the time. What this leads to is a baby not really knowing what is to be expected. Another thing which has the potential to be a trigger for an attachment disorder is the baby being neglected in the way that no person interacts with him or her and as a result of this, the baby seems to have no option at all, but to feel lonely.

So, what can be done in order to be able to deal with this situation? To start off, it can be said that the person himself or herself needs to put in a lot of effort. Patience truly is key as it helps in the improvement process and a parent needs to stay calm at every step.

When it comes to interactions with the child, listening, talking and playing while eliminating distractions, allows the child the opportunity to open up. Also, helping a child identify the emotions that are felt helps a lot.
Bonding with the child and physical care by the way of holding and hugging provides a sense of care and security to the child. Adequate sleep and a sufficient diet for the child are very important, as is exercise. The diet should ideally be low on sugar and must consist of good fats, like those from olive oil and fish. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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My friend is suffering from severe stress due to personal tensions. How to relieve her stress levels.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
My friend is suffering from severe stress due to personal tensions. How to relieve her stress levels.
Dear Lybrate User, Thank you for reaching out. There are a few stress management and relaxation techniques that she could follow. But if she is unable to find solutions to her personal tensions, I suggest she consult a counsellor. Meanwhile, here are a few things she can try: 1. Progressive Muscle Relaxation: sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Then slowly concentrating on various parts of your body starting from your toes to head. Tense them for 10 seconds and then release and relax them for 10 seconds. Do the entire sequence once a day if possible. This should automatically help the body relax. 2. Prioritise and create a schedule: sometimes we get stressed because we feel there is too much to do. Breakdown your goals into smaller tasks and prioritise them from most to least important. Then create a schedule for your day starting from the most important that you need to finish. Try not to put too many time consuming tasks in one day. This should ease your stress for your everyday tensions. Please consult privately for further help. Good luck.
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Hello doctors, i'm late night worker but i've been with a panic situation recently so now my anxiety starts at night. My question is which over the counter sleeping pill should trigger good sleep?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hello doctors, i'm late night worker but i've been with a panic situation recently so now my anxiety starts at night....
Dear user, Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and Continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I have B.P and sugar for which I have been taking medicine. Is taking "Manjap DS 0.25" one day is harmful? I am feeling vacuum in heart due to anxiety and stress. All reports of heart blood test are ok. Now after taking this tablet I am is feeling pain in lower back of head.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have B.P and sugar for which I have been taking medicine.
Is taking "Manjap DS 0.25" one day is harmful?
I am feeli...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. As you are a patient of diabetes & hypertension, it is essential to control both those very effectively. Since there is no mention of either blood glucose levels, HbA1c% or BP readings, it is difficult to comment. Plus the tablet name that you have mentioned, there is clarity about the ingredient it has. It could an anti-anxiety drug. My suggestion is please mention the actual ingredient that is there in that tablet. Plus give full details about fasting, Pp glucose levels, HbA1c% and BP readings to understand your condition. Thanks.
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I have been feeling a slight tension on the left temple for the past 1 month. There is also a pinch that I feel on the top left of my head and lasts for 2-3 seconds. I have a pretty packed lifestyle leaving very little time to unwind. Although it is stressful, I have been able to keep it cool by exercising occasionally. What are these symptoms pointing to? Should I consult a neurologist?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
I have been feeling a slight tension on the left temple for the past 1 month. There is also a pinch that I feel on th...
Hi Did you have any injury or fall on that side? These signs and your stressful job and lifestyle may indicate the initial signs of migraine in this form. Kindly take proper sleep and rest well. Exercise is a good source of vent of all the stress but rest is equally important. Try to manage your time in a way that you can have both. Take lots of fruits and liquids in present weather situation.
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I am 29 years old. I can't control my anger. M working. Agar koi bat pakad lia to uske bad bahoot gussa ata hai or phir ladai. Jaldi dimag se nai nikalta wo bat. Or phr chidchidahat. Or gussa.

M.Sc- psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user, Anger can be caused by a variety of reasons. Instead of looking at the triggers, you should try to get to the root cause of the problem. When and where did the anger begin especially. You can try deep breathing and counting up to ten to train your mind to delay and eventually not react in the situation. Using a stress ball is also helpful. Good luck!
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I am under depression due to office boss and all subordinates behavior with me. They are neglecting me. Avoiding me. In all situations. If I voluntary join to make that I am also a member that my suggestions are over looking. Feeling very sad. Tension in mind. Some pain in head. Words will not come easily. Some of subordinates telling lie about me to others and giving bad impression on me. I am feeling loneliness. Working silently alone. This could effect my health kindly suggest me.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am under depression due to office boss and all subordinates behavior with me. They are neglecting me. Avoiding me. ...
Dear lybrate-user, Probably you are suffering from a depressive disorder with paranoid ideas (subordinates telling lie about me). Inferiority complex, self pity, feeling sad, pain in head, words will not come easily, loneliness, etc may be the symptoms of a depressive disorder. Please consult a psychiatrist, get diagnosed and get treated. You have said that this could affect your health.
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Personality Disorder In Kids - Things You Must Remember!

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Anand
Personality Disorder In Kids - Things You Must Remember!

Behavior of a child should always be closely monitored during his/her early development. Sometimes signs of several personality disorders tend to show up early in life. Proper monitoring of the child's behavior helps to identify the signs and properly diagnose the condition if the child is suffering from any potential personality disorder

Here are a few facts you should keep in mind:

  1. You might often find it difficult to differentiate between the normal and abnormal behavior of your child. You might consult the pediatrician in this case to compare the child's general behavioral patterns with that of other children in the same age group.
  2. It is very important to understand your child's development process. It helps you to interpret his/her behavior and to identify signs of personality disorder.
  3. There are a few common behavior patterns, which tend to act as a guide to understanding the behavior of your child. Some of these patterns should be encouraged as they lead to proper behavioral development of your child while patterns of negative behavior should be discouraged. 
  4. You should also consult a doctor if your child shows negative behavior persistently even after disciplining measures.
  5. Being polite, doing chores on a regular basis, following instructions should be encouraged and rewarded as it helps in the proper personality development of your child.
  6. Behavioral patterns like an inclination towards defensive, regressive and aggressive behavior should not be encouraged but can be tolerated in certain situations like illness or in times of stress.
  7. Behavioral patterns like an increased inclination to violence or an excessive competitive attitude towards their siblings should never be allowed. 
  8. Prejudice or racism, stealing or inclination towards substance abuse, angry outbursts point towards problems in the child's mental, physical or social well-being. You are also advised to take your child to a psychological expert to find out whether he/she is suffering from any sort of behavioral disorder. 
  9. Your behavior also plays a major role in development of your child and his/her behavioral patterns. It is often seen that if a child is subjected to excessive physical, mental or emotional abuse or is engaged in too many curricular and extracurricular activities, he/she is likely to develop several behavioral disorders over time.
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