Every person has its own character. Some people are introvert and others are extrovert, some are very neurotic and others not. Personality is unmatc
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Every person has its own character. Some people are introvert and others are extrovert, some are very neurotic and others not. Personality is unmatched in every person as there are not 2 persons alike. Sometimes personality has some traits that make it impossible to function properly in society. When this is the case we often speak of personality disorders.
It is strange to say that when you are a psychologist you will give every person you meet a mini-diagnoses. You do not do this on purpose, it is instinctively looking at everyone you meet how the person is and what traits he has. When you work at a nursery home this will not work at all as most persons have some traits that make it impossible to function. Most elderly also have a multitude of disorders. This makes it very hard to diagnose some one with just one disorder.
Although personality disorders are very common in middle aged people, they are not that often diagnosed in a nursery home. This is probably so because a doctor will more likely look at a kidney malfunction than at someone his personality. However, there is one sort of personality disorder that is not likely to miss and that one is the Borderline Personality disorder.
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Commonly question about Borderline Personality Disorder in the Elderly
Please help...am at the end of my line...mental elderly mom?I m the 34 yr old only child of a psychriaticlly ill mom. I think its borderline personality disorder, we never had a diagnosis. I love her dearly but she has never been a mom. She is difficult and sees my role to give over my life, not get married, not have kids and live next door. I live 2 hours drive away. I visit for the whole weekend every three weeks and spend xmas and easter and special hols with her. My dad goes to her house at 9pm at night and leaves at 10am in the morning, anything practical he does it and all her bills are paid. She drives, can cook and keep her clothes clean. She attends a day centre 3 times per week. But she is still obsessed with me and lacerates me to peopke, makes up lies that i never see her. My aunt tells me back all the horrid stuff mom says but tells me never tell mom it came from her. This upsets me so much. This weekend i m taking a weekend for myself and my aunt asked me will your mom not be upset you dont come to her this weekend. This further fuels my all consuming guilt. Mom has isolated neibours, sisters and brothers. My dad says thats the way she is and hes not willign to do anything with her regarding a home coz shes too fit. He says its my place to do stuff with her at weekends. Please please help. Mainly tell me why my aunt and others pass on the horrible things mum says about me? I already know she does, but its easier if i dont hear them back..espcialy when i cannot confront her coz she would turn on the people bad who she knows passed it on? Although i d say she wants me to hear it really, just doesnt want respnisbilty for it. Pls help
You should try not to take what your mother says personally. It is not her talking, it is her illness.
You are not medically qualified to care for your mother. She needs professional, long-term care and it is your father s responsibility to get it for her.
Your mother can live only her life - not yours for you. If you allow her to do so, you will simply be existing, not living.
I know it would be extremely difficult for you, but if you want to save your own life, you need to cut ties with your mother and not let her, your father, or your aunts guilt you into anything. You have a right to have your own life and live it as you see fit. Once your mother is in care and stable, you can visit her if she does not upset you.
Love your mother and pray for her, but do not let her destroy the only life you have. Don t obsess about the horrible things she says. People who believe her aren t worth your time. There are plenty of people who prefer to make their own judgment of who you really are.
Best of luck to you.
Would I make a good doctor?I have been diagnosed as having a severe narcissistic personality disorder, borderline psychotic, lacking any empathy. I am extremely judging of others and consider myself highly superior to the majority of the population. I can t stand elderly people or babies and most children or anyone who is ill. In fact I believe only the weak get illnesses. I also hate science and am totally useless at it. Despite this I am applying for medical school next year. Do you think I have what it takes to make a good doctor, and would I have a good chance of getting in?
You have what it takes to be a surgeon. Maybe an orthopedic surgeon. At an academic institution. Yeah, that s it.
Am I in danger of losing my apartment? (Eviction)?I am a younger individual with Autism (lots of anxiety) , bi-polar and borderline personality disorder living in an income based apartment for the elderly and people with disabilities as defined by SSI. The problem is I don t yet receive SSI, I ve waited a year going back and forth with social security and my current lawyer said it can take even longer. I got into the apartment based on a three letters from three different doctors but the previous manager was slow to take that as evidence of a disability. Now the apartment is under new management and I am wondering can they throw me out for not having SSI?
More Info: I am not the only younger person in the building and I was homeless before moving in. I can t work full time or even part time very well without having anxiety attacks so obviously I am worried about eviction. I also lost medical insurance so I can t really actively see a doctor until my SSI is approved which has me more concerned as my landlord can say I am not even receiving care when in reality I want to. I can t however pay a $200+ in medical cost and rent since I am already limited in work and have no immediate friends and family to rely on. Again largely based on the anxiety, I don t talk much so I never made many friends.
Yes, you could. They have to verify with the government that everyone living there qualifies for subsidized housing. You apparently do not qualify.