Am I right in being upset over this, or am I just overreacting?
What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
It is a complex mental health issue. People who struggle with BPD have a hard time regulating their emotions and even controlling their impulses. They can often be very sensitive to their environment and the people they are around and can react with very intense emotions to small changes. When struggling with BPD, you don’t know when you are overreacting or being genuinely upset.
Found in approximately 6% people the population with 70-80% being women.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of BPD¹?
- Intense but short-lived bouts of anger, depression or anxiety
- Emptiness associated with loneliness and neediness
- Dissociative states- Feeling Zoned out, feeling like you are out of body.
- Self-image that can change depending on whom the person is with; this can make it difficult for the affected person to pursue his or her own long-term goals
- Impulsive and harmful behaviours such as substance abuse, overeating, gambling or high-risk sexual behaviours
- Intense fear of being alone or of being abandoned, agitation with even brief separation from family, friends or therapist
- Impulsive and emotionally volatile behaviours that may lead to the very abandonment and alienation that the person fears
- Non-suicidal self-injury such as cutting, burning with a cigarette or overdose that can bring relief from intense emotional pain (onset usually in early adolescence); up to 75% of people with BPD self-injure one or more times
- Suicide (about 10% of people with BPD take their own lives)
How did I get this?
They haven’t been able to fully understand BPD, there may be a genetic component, as well as a series of events that can trigger it. Please know that you are not alone. And if you feel that you or a family member struggle with this, please reach out to a professional.
“She didn’t know who would leave or stay, so she pushed them all away”
How to get help?
Please if you feel that you are struggling with your own mental health, go and see a professional Psychiatrist. I have gone 5 years back and forth to doctors, hospitals, counselors, all of them have missed this diagnoses and have attempted to diagnose me with anxiety, depression, Migraines, PTSD and now finally BPD.
A Psychiatrist will be able to better help you with giving you the proper medication to help you and your needs, as well as help you find a counselor who will again be best suited for your needs. There are many different types of therapies that can help, but it all based on individuals.
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