Is it possible to become a doctor when you have Borderline Personality Disorder ?

Thread Starter Is it possible to become a doctor when you have Borderline Personality Disorder ? Follow 2 hours ago 2h ago I have received treatment and I am seriously considering it. I feel like the stress will be too much though. I am not sure. Any wannabe doctors/medical students/actual docs here suffer with mental health issues? Particularly severe like BPD, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder but even if you live with Depression, I would be interested to hear from you.
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ConclusionsThe present findings provide evidence consistent with a bottom ‐up and top‐down reciprocal action dysfunction hypothesis of AVHs and with the dopamine hypothesis of AVHs. We observed specific features related to OTAVHs in patients with different mental disorders. The findings, though complex, provide clues for further studies of specific mental disorders.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The unified brain aberrant features of OTAVH across six mental disorders were characterized by decreased GMV and WM impairments in some regions and the specific brain features of each disease were also characterized. In conclusion, this study provides evidence for the structural basis of OTAVH and potential avenues for investigating disease specific brain features of OTAVH. PMID: 32298780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antipsychotic Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia comorbid comorbid psychiatric conditions Comorbidities Comorbidity Diagnosis Of Schizophrenia Livi Source Type: blogs
In Reply We thank King and Ehrlich for their thoughtful Letter critiquing our meta-analysis that examined delay discounting as a transdiagnostic process in psychiatric disorders. In our article, we proposed that delay discounting, an index of impulsive decision-making, falls on a continuum. At the aggregate level, most disorders examined (eg, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, binge-eating disorder, and bulimia nervosa) exhibited steeper, more impulsive, delay discounting compared with controls, whereas people with anorexia nervosa exhibited shallower, less impulsiv...
Source: JAMA Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
To the Editor Amlung and colleagues published a meta-analysis of delay discounting (DD), a behavioral measure of impulsivity and self-control, including 57 effect sizes from 43 studies across 8 psychiatric diagnostic categories. Results indicated a greater preference for smaller immediate monetary rewards (ie, more impulsive decision-making) in 6 conditions (major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder) compared with controls but greater preference for larger delayed rewards (ie, more self-controlled choice) in anorexia nervosa. The findings ...
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ak H Abstract Psychiatric disorders and psychological problems are common in patients with diabetes mellitus. There is a twofold increase in depression which is associated with suboptimal glycemic control and increased morbidity and mortality. Other psychiatric disorders with a higher incidence of diabetes mellitus are cognitive impairment, dementia, disturbed eating behavior, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and borderline personality disorder. The coincidence of mental disorders and diabetes mellitus has unfavorable influences on metabolic control and micro- and macroangiopathic comp...
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research
Conclusion It is clear that clinically, there is still much to be learnt about alexithymia and its relationship with a range of related phenomena. Firstly, is alexithymia a continuous and stable trait independent of psychological or somatic symptomology that is developed during childhood? Or is it instead a reactive state induced by trauma and distress at any age, which serves to defend against intense and upsetting emotions? This impacts on treatment options. For example, should we be focussing on early childhood interventions which target the child's emotional environment and parenting to encourage emotional exp...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Mindfulness Students The Psych Central Show Adulthood adulting Gabe Howard Transition Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
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