Mental Health

Have Mental Health Questions? Ask a Psychiatrist Online

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Mental Health
This answer was rated:

I feel I may be suffering from borderline personality

disorder. I've been prescribed pills...
I feel I may be suffering from borderline personality disorder. I've been prescribed pills for anxiety. But stopped due to financial issues and the first prescribed medicine not working. I understand it may take 6 to 12.months for such medications to become successful. I'm looking for answers if it's anxiety or more.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Answered in 14 hours by:
8/27/2017
Linda D.
Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 819
Experience: LMSW, CASAC
Verified

Welcome to JA. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in NYS. I am preparing my reply and will post in one moment.

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question

Hello, thank you for reaching out to Just Answer with your concerns. I will do my best to help. Can you tell me why you feel you may have Borderline Personality Disorder and also, who diagnosed you with an Anxiety Disorder. And lastly have you received any counseling to help you to learn how to mange the symptoms of anxiety? I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hello !
my family doctor diagnosed me with anxiety last year. I feel I may have BPD because my emotions are very sensitive. Little things will set me off and I'll be upset. Especially conflict. I don't like conflict especially with loved ones..ive researched BPD and some of the symptoms match with me. Such as self harm when feeling extremely upset ( but never suicidal- it's more to release). Again my emotions are very sensitive. I feel I cry over small things when it comes to conflict. I worry alot and often think the worst of people. I have not gotten any counselling but I am considering it . I've tried to research ways to deal with the anxiety but haven't found much.

You have said a few things here that are interesting in terms of diagnosis of BPD that are worth thinking about. You expressed not liking conflict with your loved ones. This would not be characteristic of a person with BPD who often can not feel a deep connection with others and therefore often thrive on conflict and drama as a way to relate. BPD can be thought of as a relationship disorder in many ways. Individuals with anxiety however can often feel irritated, anxious, and reactive with others. Anxiety creates an internal environment of being on alert for any type of emotional, physical or psychological threat. Fortunately we know a lot about anxiety and how to help mange the symptoms. There are some excellent self directed workbooks you can order online or purchase at Barnes and Noble that will help you to develop awareness, strategies and techniques to manage symptoms. Also talking to a therapist to sort out your concerns and what you are experiencing would be very helpful to you.We could also talk live here if you would like, that is another service we offer and can help you to decide what you would like to do next. It sounds like you are ready and willing to understand yourself more fully. I await your thoughts. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I don't like conflict but it tends to escalate with loved ones. Especially when I am frustrated or feel I am disrespected. As much as I try to avoid it..it still occurs. You are thinking this is related to anxiety? My husband especially is suffering from my unstable emotional outbursts and I wish to find out how to fix it. I wish I wasn't so sensitive but that's just the way I am. I suppose my main concern is my emotional liability which is a term my doctor used.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Lability*

So there are several areas of your life it sounds like you are very motivated to improve as well as learn/understand what may be causing you to feel and act the way you do. It would be best to work with a psychotherapist that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I wish you all the best. Please let me know if I can help you further. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question

May I ask you to please take a moment to rate my service to you, I would truly appreciate it. And thank you for reaching out to ***** with you question. Linda D., LMSW, CASAC

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
to recap , my anxiety is causing my emotional lability? And CBT would help me to find ways to change my thought processes ? Thanks

Yes, that is what I am suggesting. To get the most accurate evaluation of what you are experiencing you would need to actually have face to face interview time with a therapist. Linda D.

Linda D.
Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 819
Experience: LMSW, CASAC
Verified
Linda D. and 87 other Mental Health Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Linda D. Your Own Question
Linda D.
Linda D.
Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 819
819 Satisfied Customers
Experience: LMSW, CASAC

Linda D. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Keane

Dr. Keane

Therapist

1,379 satisfied customers

Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.

TherapistMarryAnn

TherapistMarryAnn

Therapist

4,021 satisfied customers

Over 20 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, and relationship issues.

Dr. Olsen

Dr. Olsen

Psychologist

2,336 satisfied customers

PsyD Psychologist

Norman M.

Norman M.

Principal psychotherapist in private practice. Newspaper contributor, over 2000 satisfied clients on JA

2,246 satisfied customers

ADHP(NC), DEHP(NC), ECP, UKCP Registered.

Dr. Michael

Dr. Michael

Psychologist

2,177 satisfied customers

Licensed Ph.D. Clinical Health Psychology with 30 years of experience in private practive and as a clinical psychology university professor.

Steven Olsen

Steven Olsen

Therapist

1,728 satisfied customers

More than twenty years of expertise in counseling, psychological diagnosis and education

Anna

Anna

Mental Health Professional

1,656 satisfied customers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years in addictions and mental health.

< Previous | Next >

Related Mental Health Questions
Just been battling with anxiety and I'm trying to not let it
Just been battling with anxiety and I'm trying to not let it win … read more
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
Counselor
Master\u0027s Degree
172 satisfied customers
Since childhood I've suffered from general anxiety, but
Since childhood I've suffered from general anxiety, but because mental health issues have a very negative stigma in my family I've never sought treatment. After the recent unexpected death of a family… read more
Bonnie Behee-Semler
Bonnie Behee-Semler
Licenses Psychologist
PhD
9 satisfied customers
Anxiety and depression she's a single mom with two kids,
anxiety and depression she's a single mom with two kids , She'll cry and can't stop , has no money . I've tried sometimes I can help sometimes I can't she's 30 years old and has been like this since s… read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC
819 satisfied customers
I think I have borderline personality disorder. I feel it's
I think I have borderline personality disorder. I feel it's consistent with my childhood and adult patterns and history. I also have adhd (diagnosed). I've brought up bpd to my psychiatrist and therap… read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC
819 satisfied customers
Was on Paxil for 18 years for anxiety/panic attacks. The
Was on Paxil for 18 years for anxiety/panic attacks. The last few years on low dose 12.5 CR Paxil. My wife passed from cancer recently, and when the grief hit, my anxiety skyrocketed again. My primary… read more
Dr. Kaushik
Dr. Kaushik
PSYCHIATRIST ( MD Psychiatry)
Doctoral Degree
204 satisfied customers
I have severe anxiety and just was wondering is there any
Hi. I have severe anxiety and just was wondering is there any ideal diet that contributes to your mental health staying well? Thank you.… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
824 satisfied customers
I have always dealt with anxiety off and on. However
I have always dealt with anxiety off and on. However sometimes I get in these spells where my anxiety is all consuming for days or weeks at a time. A recent example would be this past year where I had… read more
TherapistMarryAnn
TherapistMarryAnn
Therapist
Master's Degree
4,021 satisfied customers
I was diagnosed with social anxiety by my psychiatrist at 16
Hi Dr. Wilson, I was diagnosed with social anxiety by my psychiatrist at 16 years old. Fast forward 6 years, and I feel like I am still struggling. I am always nervous when it comes to social engageme… read more
Therapist Leslie
Therapist Leslie
Masters, Professional Psychology
5 satisfied customers
I have anxiety and recently think it is playing tricks with
Second opinion] Hi. I have anxiety and recently think it is playing tricks with my eyes. Is this possible? Sometimes feel things are moving when there not etc. Thank you… read more
Dr. Kaushik
Dr. Kaushik
PSYCHIATRIST ( MD Psychiatry)
Doctoral Degree
204 satisfied customers
My adult daughter is struggling tremendously with anxiety
My adult daughter is struggling tremendously with anxiety and depression. She is on prozac but it's not helping that much. What is the best way to treat depression and anxiety in your opinion. She doe… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
824 satisfied customers
I have anxiety and recently think it is playing tricks with
Hi. I have anxiety and recently think it is playing tricks with my eyes. Is this possible? Sometimes feel things are moving when there not etc. Thank you… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,700 satisfied customers
I've been taking Prozac and Buspar for some anxiety and
I've been taking Prozac and Buspar for some anxiety and depression. My therapist just added Abilify to help with some lingering depression. At first she was going to add Wellbutrin but decided on Abil… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
824 satisfied customers
I have issues with anxiety. I meet with a behavioral
I have issues with anxiety. I meet with a behavioral therapist and have practices to help with my anxiety, but I'm feeling super anxious with some current ongoing stress that may continue for the next… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
824 satisfied customers
Is this a paid service? History of depression and anxiety.
Past 8 months. Relationship problems make it worse.… read more
Therapist Leslie
Therapist Leslie
Masters, Professional Psychology
5 satisfied customers
I've had anxiety due to trauma... I've had anxiety due to
Hello, I've had anxiety due to trauma... Hello, I've had anxiety due to trauma in the city I lived in, I moved out to a different city, I accidentally spoke to somebody associated with the trauma , in… read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
4,016 satisfied customers
I I have extreme anxiety especially social anxiety I over
I I have extreme anxiety especially social anxiety I over worry about everything and I have PTSD from being stabbed and assaulted I've been prescribed Xanax for years and I got up to 2 mg which was wo… read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
4,016 satisfied customers
I think I have Borderline Personality Disorder, but this is
I think I have Borderline Personality Disorder, but this is just self-diagnosis. How will I know if I really do have it and what are the ways to cope up?… read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC
819 satisfied customers
I have borderline personality disorder and anxiety attacks
I live with borderline personality disorder and since I lost my job I started to have quite bad anxiety attacks and I wake up at night from nightmares and shake and cry. The level of anxiety is so hig… read more
Therapist Leslie
Therapist Leslie
Masters, Professional Psychology
5 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x