Posts Tagged ‘borderline personality disorder’
Question by soft honesty: I don’t know what to make of this,on a cycle that starts again about every 3 months,?
I start feeling on top of the world-full of energy, and hope, and confidence, and having goodwill twoards everyone, and having intense deep feelings of love and understanding,-and seemingly overnight, I become the exact opposite-no emotion, no energy, no reason, and very intense anger, not the physical kind, I feel I want to ruin everyone’s life, and make them suffer, as I do. After about a month or two this letts up, and I become a “saint again” This has been happening for years now, and I’ve been on almost every type of meds there are, yet they don’t seem to affect it at all.-I have borderline personality disorder, but I’m not sure if this is the cause of it.What may be causing it, and what do I do about it?
P.S>I know the DBT skills training manual backwards and forwards, sometimes it helps with managing symptoms, but the problem itself remains uaffected.
Question by Tiyanna V: Does my girlfriend have borderline personality disorder? And is it just a mild version?
My girlfriend is 21 and from the very beginning we were very comfortable with eachother. She opened up to me rather quickly telling me that she would jump from relationship to relationship usually ending them by cheating on one guy and continuing a relationship with the new guy. This was her cycle until she met her most current ex that she was with for 2.5 years. However cheated on him twice. She told me she was with him for so long because he bought her nice things and she would spend extravagantly with him. (the excessive spending) When she gets depressed she goes on shopping sprees spending thousands at a time. She also opened up to me early saying that she was raped at the age of 10 and during that time her parents were going through a divorce. During out relationship (its been 6 months) she will be very dramatic about random things and get annoyed easily often pushing me away but will get over it rather quickly. She has moodswings and she can cry on demand (thats what i think) but she cries and then will compose herself very quickly. When things got really bad and i was gonna break up with her, she cut herself multiple times and even said things that showed she was thinkin of killing herself. When im mad at her I will often ignore her for a complete day and she will become frantic and call me nonstop and text me nonstop and she will come to my house/work and wait for me outside my house (this was one time). She says she HATES it when people ignore her. Our sex is really fun and started the 2nd day i met her. Its frequent (she always wants to whenever we can) and she likes it rough and likes to play like im “raping” her but she HATES using condoms and refuses. She can get anxiety fairly easy and she is very manipulative to get what she wants. When i broke up wit her once in public, she through a tantrum (stomping her feet, bangin her head against the wall, and yelling and crying). When she wants to keep me around she tells me im a perfect bf for her and then she will switch n say that i dont care about her at all. She has really low self esteem and is self concious always thinking people are judging her (which she says is due to her modeling). She is constantly lieing and even when I call her out on it she still holds true to her lie unless i have evidence. She had bad memory and will repeat stories over and over. She used to do coke (or still might) and smokes a pack of cigs a day. She currently sees a doctor for ADD and takes Adderall. Do these disorders go hand in hand? Could the adderrall be makin her BPD more apparent? She told me she saw her doctors paper n it said “Neurological disorder?” n it was circled yes…she says her dad wont tell her what thats all about, n im not sure if shes hiding the fact that she does have BPD or if she doesnt know herself that she has it. I know this sounds like i just read the symptoms and repeated them and put them all in to one girl. But this is real and i know it sounds like its pretty obvious she has it…but i think its mild. Is it possible for BPD to be mild? Her mood swings are only when we are having a difficult time in our relationship. The BPD symptoms are only apparent when we are having problems in our relationship and not entirely in her platonic or mutual relationships or with her family. Any and all insight will help. Im not sure if its a disorder or if its just her personality cause how can you blame some things on a disorder like this if its just how you are. She also has friends that act in the same manner. Could I be making her BPD more apparent, what are ways to help her with this from my end?
Forgot, she will also do a lot for me, usually going out of her way to bring me lunch, and buy me nice things. She is constantly giving to her friends and is always taking care of people.
Also she is pretty self absorbed, and cares alot about superficial things.
also, she always wants to spend time together as much as possible. She doesnt really have the symptom of wanting me and then pushing me away. Shes convinced that she loves me and always will. Shes very good at maniplating me and reads me very well.
i appreciate all the responses…im afraid that her BPD is developing and im in the beginning. It seems her family may know something she doesnt because they just recently started her therapy…the thing is they for some reason just started it now and shes 21. So I have a feeling they wanted to monitor it because they are afraid it going to start getting worse…
she doesnt have this symptom:
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Meehl Foundation Offers Free SPECT Image for Bipolar Disorder Treatment
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BD often occurs together with other psychiatric problems, particularly depression, anxiety disorders, and addictive behaviors. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is the gold standard treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and new studies show …
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Bill would crack down on 'conversion therapy' for gay minors
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After 10 years, he has experienced "major shifts" in his attractions and he says that reparative therapy has worked for him. "It is no different than someone who is recovering from addiction," Lindner said. "My attractions towards the same gender are …
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Question by ?Dianna?: What mental illness causes you to hear voices?
I’m creating a character for a story who, for want of a better word, is crazy. I want her to have a long list of mental illnesses but at the same time not a ridiculous amount. So far she has borderline personality disorder, bipolar and an eating disorder (bulimia). I want her to hear voices as well though..can that be related to any of these disorders? I was thinking of making her schizophrenic but the only symptom I want her to have is hearing voices – is that possible? She also has hallucinations, but that was going to be due to her bipolar.
Also, is it possible for someone to have all these mental illnesses? Would it be too much if I added depression and anxiety disorder to the list?
Question by Dan: Are there any good structured therapy programs?
I’m 21 years old, male, from Idaho/USA. I was abused from early childhood and throughout my whole life. My situation and circumstances have forced me to continue living with my abusive parents. I am (hopefully) going to be getting SSI within a few months. I have my ALJ hearing coming up. I will move out and hopefully start a new life, but I’ve already been through 11 years of off and on therapy with over 14 different counselors. I’ve been through some really complex and horrible stuff that has caused many diagnosis, including PTSD, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, And a few learning disorders. I am opposed to medication. Also, it’s not effective in my situation.
However I have made huge strides and am moving forward. I’m not as insane as I sound, I’m just in so much pain.
Question by Jamie: How to talk to a therapist?
I recently started seeing a therapist because I think I have depression or borderline personality disorder. However, I find the situation slightly awkward, because I’m not sure what kind of relationship I’m supposed to have with her. Do I talk to her like a best friend? Like a mother? What sort of things are and aren’t okay to talk about? Am I supposed to just dump all of my problems out in front of a total stranger? I need feedback, preferably from someone who’s had a successful experience…
Answer by Tenyrafar Moonwind
That is a bit ironic, as therapists have spent years learning how they are supposed to talk with you!