I was diagnosed with BPD 12 years ago. Everyone of the above "symptoms" describes me exactly, as if this...
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I was diagnosed with BPD 12 years ago. Everyone of the above "symptoms" describes me exactly, as if this doctor was interviewing just me.
I have 4 young adult children and married 33 years. My family tries so hard to be supportive, but they can only take so much.
I wouldn't want to live with me. It's a horrible mental illness and very difficult to truly understand
I take SEROQUEL daily and have had DBT sessions six times, but it seems I'm just getting worse. I'm a grandmother and, am able to control my moods only when I am with them.
My husband just told me HE CAN'T it any more, and wants a separation.
BPD HAS MADE MY LIFE SO DIFFICULT. ITS UGLY CLAWS CONTROL ME.View Thread
Chronic Rose, welcome to the Borderline Community.
Sometimes we need to be proactive and take care of our self. Treatment for Borderlines includes psychotherapy and sometimes pharmacology. Learning the DBT skills is important and teaches us how to cope in triggering or unpleasant situations.
When you look for a therapist, BE SURE that the person has experience in treating Borderlines. Collectively, Borderlines are a pain in the butt to therapists and some will not even take us as patients. Also, when you begin therapy, ask if the therapist knows and will teach you the DBT skills. If they say no, leave. A therapist is YOUR employee and you can fire them at will. Remember, your mental health is important.
This is definitely a nice resource for general information about Borderline Personality Disorder. I agree that most people with Borderline Personality Disorder were abused or neglected as a child. I know I was. A previous therapist of mine told me this is true as well that most people with Borderline Personality Disorder were abused or neglected as a child.View Thread
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