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Borderline Personality Disorder? - January 11th 2011, 03:09 AM

I am starting to believe I have borderline personality disorder. I get extremely frusterated in relationships of any kind and act on impulses. I have ruined a fair share of my friendships/dating because they couldn't stand my moodswings. I have been depressed for six years, and I have harmed myself many a time by scratching myself. I've recently tried to kill myself with ibuprofen and planned to run away. I am starting to wonder if there is something wrong with me.
   
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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder? - January 11th 2011, 03:52 AM

Shelby,

Sounds like something isn't right. Whether its Borderline Personality Disorder or not, we can't say. Could be Depression, could be hormonal stuff at your age.

I suggest if you're concerned about it, see a doctor.


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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder? - January 11th 2011, 04:00 AM

No reputable doctor is going to diagnose you with a personality disorder at 14. Even if you fit the diagnostic criteria for BPD, it doesn't mean anything. At this point in your life, you can probably do a lot of valuable work on changing relationship patterns and emotional regulation that will help you lead a more stable and quality life. Get into some sort of behavioral counseling, would be my advice. It will make a world of difference.
   
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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder? - January 11th 2011, 06:14 PM

At your age nothing would be taken in terms of a personality disorder. If it is or isnt's not really for us to say but I have a sister your age and to be fair, you sound just like her minus the overdose.
I've read a few of your posts and it does seem like you could be depressed but a lot of people seem to underestimate a personality disorder and how much it actually effects, thinking it's just relationships and moods with some attempts at suicide thrown in, is fairly untrue. Hormones are a mess at your age so I think you should keep that in mind. I would say professionals would be the best point of call.


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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder? - January 18th 2011, 10:21 PM

I am going to throw you a suggestion. maybe go see a psychiatrist and a therapist. they can help u.
   
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