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BPD Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

  • Symptoms of BPD (having any of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have BPD)

    Seemingly mundane events may trigger symptoms. For example, people with BPD may feel angry and distressed over minor separations—such as vacations, business trips, or sudden changes of plans—from people to whom they feel close. Studies show that people with this disorder may see anger in an emotionally neutral face and have a stronger reaction to words with negative meanings than people who do not have the disorder. (source: NIMH website)

  • Treatment

    BPD is often viewed as difficult to treat. However, recent research shows that BPD can be treated effectively, and that many people with this illness improve over time. (source: NIMH website)

  • How can I help a friend or relative who has BPD?

    If you know someone who has BPD, it affects you too. To help a friend or relative you can: Offer emotional support, understanding, patience, and encouragement—change can be difficult and frightening to people with BPD, but it is possible for them to get better over time (source: NIMH website)

Does someone you know or love act like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde?

“Dysphoria (a profoundly painful emotional state) is triggered by mood swings, stress, and emotional pain. The pain is so severe that borderlines will do almost anything to make the pain go away – the dominant cause of self-destructive behaviors, manipulation, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide and self-mutilation” (Leland M. Heller,”Life at the border”, Dyslimbia Pr […]

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Help for BPD Sufferers

Do you ever: Feel that if people really got to know you, they would reject you and/or not be able to love you? Feel like you are a bad person and need to be punished for it? Feel that if someone breaks a promise once you can no longer trust them? Here are some links […]

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