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Here are the symntoms of Borderline Personality Disorder . I do believe that a person can have a co exsisting illness along with Asperger's disorder . WHen I tried to look it up on the internet for you , their was nOT much of both at the same time, however, it is not unusal to have both a personality disorder and a ASD at the same time.

ONly a DR , and or specialist can diagnose you as having both these symtoms.

THeir is some overlap of the two disorders that you may find interesting.

best of luck to you ,

mscat

Borderline personality disorder

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Personality Disorders

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Suicide and suicidal behavior Borderline personality disorder is a condition in which a person makes impulsive actions, and has an unstable mood and chaotic relationships.

Causes

Personality disorders are long-term (chronic) patterns of behavior that negatively affect relationships and work. The cause of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is unknown. People with BPD are impulsive in areas that have a potential for self-harm, such as drug use, drinking, and other risk-taking behaviors.

Risk factors for BPD include:

Abandonment in childhood or adolescence

Disrupted family life

Poor communication in the family

Sexual abuse

This personality disorder tends to occur more often in women and among hospitalized psychiatric patients.

Symptoms

Relationships with others are intense and unstable. They swing wildly from love to hate and back again. People with BPD will frantically try to avoid real or imagined abandonment.

BPD patients may also be uncertain about their identity or self-image. They tend to see things in terms of extremes, either all good or all bad. They also typically view themselves as victims of circumstance and take little responsibility for themselves or their problems.

Other symptoms include:

Feelings of emptiness and boredom

Frequent displays of inappropriate anger

Impulsiveness with money, substance abuse, sexual relationships, binge eating, or shoplifting

Intolerance of being alone

Recurrent acts of crisis such as wrist cutting, overdosing, or self-injury (such as cutting)

Exams and Tests

Personality disorders are diagnosed based on psychological evaluation and the history and severity of the symptoms.

Treatment

Group therapy can help change self-destructive behaviors. Having peers reinforce appropriate behaviors may be more successful than one-on-one counseling, because people with this condition often have difficulty with authority figures, which can prevent them from learning.

Medications can help level mood swings and treat depression or other disorders that may occur with this condition.

Outlook (Prognosis)

Borderline personality disorder has a poor outlook because people often do not comply with treatment.

Possible Complications

Drug abuse

Suicide attempts

Eating disorders

Depression

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Call your health care provider if you or your child is has symptoms of borderline personality disorder.

Alternative Names

Personality disorder - borderline

References

Moore DP, Jefferson JW. Borderline personality disorder. In: Moore DP, Jefferson JW, eds. Handbook of Medical Psychiatry. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2004: chap 138.

Montandon M, Feldman MD. Borderline personality disorder. In: Ferri FF, ed. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2008: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2008.

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here is a little bit of information an Aspergers syndrome, hope it helps you.

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What is Asperger's Disorder?

Asperger's Disorder is a milder variant of Autistic Disorder. Both Asperger's Disorder and Autistic Disorder are in fact subgroups of a larger diagnostic category. This larger category is called either Autistic Spectrum Disorders, mostly in European countries, or Pervasive Developmental Disorders ("PDD"), in the United States. In Asperger's Disorder, affected individuals are characterized by social isolation and eccentric behavior in childhood. There are impairments in two-sided social interaction and non-verbal communication. Though grammatical, their speech may sound peculiar due to abnormalities of inflection and a repetitive pattern. Clumsiness may be prominent both in their articulation and gross motor behavior. They usually have a circumscribed area of interest which usually leaves no space for more age appropriate, common interests. Some examples are cars, trains, French Literature, door knobs, hinges, cappucino, meteorology, astronomy or history. The name "Asperger" comes from Hans Asperger, an Austrian physician who first described the syndrome in 1944. An excellent translation of Dr. Asperger's original paper is provided by Dr. Uta Frith in her Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

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Wow, thanks mscat that's a lot of work. And you're right about all of those things. What confuses me are the things in Asperger's that go completely against the nature of a person with Borderline. Eg. inability to show empathy (or to feel it). Where Borderline's, well from my experience, being so over-ridden with emotion, empathy is not something I lack. That unkind comments on the emotional side really through me, but made sense about a relative of mine who has it and doesn't have BPD.

I thought maybe it balanced it out a bit, but it was still confusing. Like you, I couldn't really find a place that said it was anything commonly co-occuring.

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