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Old 05-26-2006, 03:58 AM   #1
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Borderline Personality Disorder

Hi everyone. I suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder but the only treatment I am currently under is counselling sessions every two weeks. Does anyone else on here suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder? Do you have to take any medication? I sometimes have visual hallucinations when under extreme stress. I was hospitalised once because of psychosis and that is when they diagnosed me with Borderline Personality Disorder. I also suffer from Major Depression, Panic Disorder, and Paranoia.

 
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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder

hi Catholic Woman - you might want to look at the personality disorders board. There is a lot of info over there on BPD

 
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:42 PM   #3
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hi Catholic Woman - you might want to look at the personality disorders board. There is a lot of info over there on BPD

Oh okay. I didn't notice that board. I hate to criticise the site but the forums really do need to be organised in to groups.

 
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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder

Hi Catholic Woman: Here is my advice. I don't know much about medication but I think an interview with a board certified psychiatrist or two could help you. If you ask and get second opinions then it may help you. Remember please do not feel pressure by a psychiatrist who is forcing you or making you feel scared into taking medication. Please make sure your psychiatrist is board certified if you do go to one for advice.
Also some advice on counseling - Make sure you gradually start feeling better after about every other session. If you see no results after a good month or two then maybe it is time to find a new therapist. So often clients blame themselves for their therapist's shortcomings, bad attitude, or lack of skills or ignorance. The most helpful treatement to date for borderline personalities is dialectical behavior therapy. There is information online about that. Basically any behavior or cognitive therapy will be helpful considering the therapist is content with his/her life and believes in you and what you have to say. Behavior and cognitive therapists are empircal meaning they want to know what works for you not what works for emotionally disturbed people in general. It is important that you educate yourself in some psychology. I always suggest listening to some self affirmation cds because they are cheaper and usually more positive than a lot of therapists, also good authors are Aaron Beck, Judith Beck, Dr. Phil, Lyanla Van Zant, Marsha Linehan, and Alice Miller.

 
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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder

hi catholic woman, i also have bpd and bi polar and borderline is caused by how u learned how to cope u can go online and look up dbt which mean dialectical behavior therapy.. and find groups near ur home it help alot its a group that teached u skills on coping good luck

 
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