Today, I was just diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder by my Psychiatrist. He put me on two meds to start with to see how this works. He started reading everything about it from his medical book and it fit me. I have to admit that this scares me. But, I am making all the steps I need to control this process.

Borderline Personality Disorder (DSM-IV Personality Disorders 301.83[1]) (BPD) is defined as a personality disorder primarily characterized by emotional dysregulation, extreme "black and white" thinking, or "splitting", and chaotic relationships. The general profile of the disorder also typically includes a pervasive instability in mood, interpersonal relationships, self-image, identity, and behavior, as well as a disturbance in the individual's sense of self. In extreme cases, this disturbance in the sense of self can lead to periods of dissociation.[2]

The disturbances suffered by those with borderline personality disorder have a wide-ranging and pervasive negative impact on many or all of the psychosocial facets of life, including ability to hold down a job and relationships in work, home, and social settings. Comorbidity is common; borderline personality disorder frequently occurring with substance use disorders and mood disorders. Attempted suicide and completed suicide are possible outcomes without proper care and effective therapy.

This is from the Wikipedia definition of BPD!!!

picgirl picgirl
31-35, F
8 Responses Nov 7, 2007

Jessy.....thanks so much for all that youve said!!! You are a wonderful woman. I am so lucky to have you as one of my friends.

I agree totally and completely Clara hun! We need to band together to fight this and the symptoms!

it affects your life in so many ways doesnt it knowing the symptoms helps so then we can maybe get rid of them

Well Karma hun....Im just learning about this myself. I am doing research on it bit by bit! I hope you read the definition that I posted. Ill help you in any way that you need me to. Hang in there.....youre not alone by any means!

hi picgirl i'm new here, just wondering if you've read any books on BPD. i have this disorder and am trying myself to cope with it. do you mind sharing what you experience and how you make it through.

I added the definition to my story Bluegeorgia! I hope it helps you to understand what it is! Thanks for caring hun!

I wish you the best of luck with this.<br />
I hope they get the meds right the first try for ya.<br />
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What exactly is "If describable" Borderline Personality Disorder?

Thanks so much True!!! I need that!!! It means so much coming from you!