BPD Terms Everybody Should Know

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Object Constancy-A person’s ability to trust that just because something disappears from view for a short time that it will come back. As adults, object constancy is the ability to maintain a connection to another person even when they are not present

Abandonment-People with BPD both fear abandonment and have symptoms that create conflict with others and often leads to abandonment, which then reinforces the fear

Anxiety-Anxiety and panic attack symptoms are common in people with BPD. Symptoms of anxiety occur in almost 90% of people with the disorder

Attachment- The types of attachment found to be most characteristic of BPD subjects are unresolved, preoccupied, and fearful

Bipolar-Most people who have a dual diagnosis of Bipolar and BPD receive one diagnosis before the other. That’s because the symptoms can overlap and sometimes mask the other

Boredom-Individuals with BPD may be troubled by chronic feelings of emptiness. Easily bored, they may…

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Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder By: Julia Keys Personality disorders are often tricky to spot and hard to treat. This is because the symptoms of many personality disorders lie at the core of one’s identity. It is easy to dismiss someone’s behavior as their personality or “just the way they are”. It is important […]

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My “Borderline” battle…

Life on the Borderline...

Everyday is a battle. A battle against the mind. A battle to stay alive.

To say that this condition, borderline personality disorder, is difficult to live with, would be an understatement.

Every day is like living in a prison. most days don’t feel much like living at all. I’m in prison. Fighting to get out of my own mind. Battling the intrusive thoughts telling you you’re not good enough, you’re unloveable, you’re unworthy and the people around you would be better off if you were dead.

One word, one look, one interaction, one memory can set you back in your day. It can feel like a rejection, a catastrophe, a nightmare, something beyond your ability to cope.

You convince yourself you’re better off alone. No one wants you. You battle the constant need for company with the need to be alone. You constantly feel like a bother. A Nuisance. A…

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