Any bees good with identifying disorders?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Borderline personality disorder.

She may not have the full-blown disorder but it sounds like she has some features of it.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MissLunchbox:  bipolar? Sounds a little like my SIL and that’s what he has.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I thought BPD was more extreme detachement, trouble dealing with relationships.

Obviously none of us can give a diagnosis, I’m really not sure.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

she  might not realize her stories or lies are false i.e. she’s lost her rational thinking. She may be hallucinating, or delusional or she may be depressed. Honestly ask your doctor about it. If you have a good doctor they will willing to give you advice about how to go forward with a relationship with your sister. A psychiatric illness doesn’t just affect the patient, it affects their entire social circle, and a good doctor will realize this and help. (I’m emphasizing “good” doctor because alot of doctors won’t discuss pyschiatrics, let alone the psychiatric health of another person…)

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Agree with @joya_aspera: – sounds like borderline personality disorder with a side of histrionic.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I don’t mean to be rude, but asking strangers on the Internet for “disorders” based on your secondhand stories about her are not going to help her at all. You are probably going to google whatever “diagnosis” we give you, then get an idea of how to “treat” her and look for more symptoms. That is not a way to interact with anyone. If she has something that is effecting her in her daily life, encourage her to seek counseling on her own.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely not BPD. A definite clinical Dx cannot be made without a clearer picture of Hx and more Sxs. 

Frim the information given, it doesn’t sound like she has full criteria to meet anyparticular disorder, but has some traits/features of different ones.

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m a therapist, and I also have a lot of personal experience around personality disordered people.  It sounds like she has features of some of the Cluster B personality disorders.  I don’t think it sounds like Borderline – perhaps Histrionic or Narcissistic?  Why don’t you take a look at those and see if anything resonates?  People can lie on a spectrum of disorders and have features of one or many.  Regardless, I’m sorry that you have to deal with that.  It’s so difficult – both for the ill person and for family and loved ones.  

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissLunchbox:  Anti-social personality disorder?

Would explain the pathological lying, the history of violence, the substance abuse, the need to always be the center of attention…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissLunchbox:  Borderline personality disorder was also my first thought. My MIL is a textbook definition of one and I saw some similarities in your description especially the lies, the need for attention, making people uncomfortable whether they mean to or not, and going back and forth between really high and really low self esteem.

I think it goes without saying though that your best bet is to seek out professional advice.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissLunchbox:  Your heart is in the right place in wanting to learn how to better communicate and interact with her.  However, some disorders are best left to professional help – for your own sake, hon.  People with those types of personality disorders can wreak havoc on the lives around them.  Take care of yourself first.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think it sounds along the lines of Cluster B personality traits, though would be hard to determine which without a full professional assessment and she may not meet the criteria for any of the Cluster B personality disorders. Personality disorders are difficult to treat (usually psychotherapy alone), but most do improve with age. Borderline in particular is difficult as health professional often find themselves experiencing negative countertransference towards the patient (i.e. negative feelings towards the patient).

PP mentioned bipolar – this is not how bipolar disorder presents and almost 100% that’s not the case here

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