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Borderline Personality Disorder - October 9th 2010, 03:07 AM

I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder a few months ago, by multiple psychiatrists. It's uncommon to be diagnosed in teenagers, but anyway. I feel as if it's taking over my life. People are really starting to back away and leave because they just can't deal with it. My girlfriend left because of it, she didn't really get that I can't control this. My temper was so crazy and I used to do the whole "emotional blackmail" thing almost daily. I still talk to her and I'm still the same, she says she loves me but i'm killing her. My friends are leaving because they can't handle it either. How can I control some of the things that come along with Borderline, like manipulating people, temper, hurting over nothing, I don't know how to control it Thanks for reading guys, all advice is appreciated


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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder - October 9th 2010, 05:09 AM

If your friends were leaving you because of this, maybe they weren't worth being friends with in the first place. Maybe you can try to talk to your [ex] girlfriend about this and find a way to be able to stay together, since she said she loves you still.



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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder - October 9th 2010, 05:59 AM

Your friends leaving after they found out about your diagnosis I think is deceiving the truth because it's likely there wasn't a strong relationship to begin with and this diagnosis gave justification for them leaving (probably were justified anyways). Unfortunately, with BPD, the DSM-IV-TR requires only minumum of 5 criteria out of 9 to be met, which means there can be well over a few hundred people with the same diagnosis but have different symptoms. So, if you wish for help from us or psychotherapists, you must describe in detail which symptoms according to the psychiatrists and according to you (hopefully they align). Also, any other mental illnesses the psychiatrists may have diagnosed. The best known therapy other than medication is dialectical behaviour therapy, which was designed initially specifically for Borderline Personality Disorder.

I'm unsure on advice for your girlfriend and you getting together because the relationship seems to have been broken completely. She may say she "loves" but that word is tossed around so much for different reasons, it's hard to know if she is being curteous or is trying to still remain friends but less intimate. Either way, the first goal should be proper therapy (with medications if needed), otherwise it doesn't matter how strongly you too want to be together again. You can tell her you are getting therapy but if she is hesitant about getting back with you, don't be surprised.


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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder - October 9th 2010, 03:55 PM

Thanks for the advice guys (: I'm going to look into trying to see my therapist more often. See if she will take me in once or twice a week (:


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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder - October 13th 2010, 02:08 AM

I know this is a little late, but I have Borderline Personality Disorder.

I was diagnosed ten years ago.

If you ever want to talk about it, or are having a particularly bad day, symptoms wise, feel free to shoot me an email anytime. I know how rough and isolating it can be, because BPD is one of the least understood mental disorders, socially.

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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder - October 13th 2010, 09:07 PM

I don't officially have BPD (parents don't believe in mental illness), but I have been told I seem to have all the symptoms of it, and I know how difficult people can be to deal with. I've lost friends (especially guys) due to the symptoms. So I mean, you can PM me if you wish.


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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder - October 16th 2010, 01:48 AM

Thank you everyone! Really appreciate your support


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