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   Posted 6/9/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that you have severe bpd and I was wondering how you deal with that. My psych mentioned it to me last week as a possible dx for me... the more I look into it, the more it seems to make sense. When I read the "symptoms" of borderline one thing that struck me was the relaitonships with other people, and how they seem to be harder for people with it, so to speak. And when I saw that, I thought to myself, thats NOT me.. but, it really is.
My friends have helped me to recognize that it is hard for me to establish relationships and be like my other friends. My friend told me last night that if I had a personality disorder that it totally made sense to him because he said I was hard to follow. For example, he says I am two different people inside and outside of school. Which really has everything to do with the mood Im in and such. But, I can be SO VERY different at different times. I can be SUPER quiet and just there.. or I can be the one telling all the jokes making everyone laugh, outgoing..
Anyways, I was just wondering how you deal with it.. like I said, Im not positive this is what I have. But, I have considered it before and now I have a professional opinion so.. I feel confident that theres a good chance. It just fits and seems to explain why I am the way I am.. So, where do I start? How do you tell people? Or should you.. How do people react and stuff?
Really just need someone who understands and can help me out. Thanks
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   Posted 6/9/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
hey tennis, i will break down the 9 criteria for a dx of sbpd and other relevant factors.
1. disassociation-being somewhere when you are meant to be somewhere else.
2. withdrawal-withdrawing from people, isloating.
3. being in risky relationships, adverse, confusing, etc.
4. depression
5. frequent epsiodes of self-harm
6. voices,
7. frequent attempts of suicide and suicidality.
8. problems with authority, large dislike, high levels of manipulation
9. frequent hospitalisations.
people with a dx of sbpd are not multiple personality affected, this d.i.d.
what helps, mindfulness practice and the prefered therapy is dialectic behaviour therapy.
also you may ask your psychiatrist if you may have schizo-affective disorder, this is usually a first indicator to bpd. sbpd effects more females than males also. hoping this has helped.
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