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I did a googled but found little information.<br><br>
She is also bulemic.<br><br>
Any info you can give me would be appreciated. My mom is helping her with treatment and wants to combine natural and allopathic care.<br><br>
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Google DSM--which is the manual of mental illness diagnoses. The library probably has a reference copy.<br><br>
They didn't specify which personality disorder, though? Are they going to do further testing? A lot of the personality disorders involve manipulation of others and you would obviously treat those quite differently.<br><br>
I wish my copy of DSM was current but I only have IV. Good Luck.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm sorry you are all going through this.<br><br>
The depression and bulimia may be a result of her personality disorder. Depression often runs in conjunction with another mental health issue and bulimia can occur as a way for her to control SOMETHING in her life.<br><br>
Perhaps this site can point you in the right direction?<br><a href="http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/ken98-0044/default.asp" target="_blank">http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/p...44/default.asp</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I don't have any other info than her psychatrist is recommending strongly a therapy called DBT.
 

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I think its probably Personality Disorder NOS (not otherwise specified) w/ depression.<br><br>
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is a very good suggestion; it focuses on mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and cope with the symptoms of personality disorders. I would think it would also help with bulimia.
 
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