Category Archives: borderline personality disorder

#22 – Proof That Borderlines Are Motivated for Psychotherapy and Can Fully Recover

Originally posted on BPD Transformation:
This post will answer critics who say: “Borderlines are not motivated to attend therapy. Borderline patients don’t stay in treatment. At best, therapy can manage but not cure BPD.” These statements are absolutely false. Yet…

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The Dangers Of Self Diagnosis

Originally posted on Journey Toward Healing:
Result: 66/80 Probable diagnosis of PTSD That’s the result from an online test that I took last night. It started when a blogger friend wanted some advice on a post she had written. So…

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A new day.

It’s the first day of Summer (or is it the second?), and things look much brighter today than they did last night. In the midst of a severe BPD/C-PTSD “episode,” (I’ll explain more in a minute), I published a post, … Continue reading

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Where did BPD stigma come from?

In recent years, BPD has earned a very disagreeable stigma, so disagreeable that people who have a BPD diagnosis are refused treatment, being told they cannot get better or feared by professionals who might treat them. NPD too, hasn’t always … Continue reading

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Ditziness and complex PTSD, BPD.

“She has no common sense.” “She’s just a dumb blonde.” “She’s kind of ditzy.” “She never seems to know what’s going on.” These are phrases I’ve heard said about me my entire life, and not just by my abusers. To … Continue reading

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BPD: The fulcrum of mental illness.

It’s like a spinning black vortex sucking in the symptoms of every other mental illness and disorder. We’ve got all the bases covered!  We’re batsh*t crazy!  We need help and understanding, not judgment and fear.

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Borderlines: incurable demons or trauma victims?

The symptoms of Complex PTSD are almost identical to those of BPD. Something has come to my attention during the time I’ve been blogging, which I think is important enough to merit another post about it. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD, … Continue reading

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The Male Borderline Waif

Originally posted on Out of the Mire:
I’ve written a lot on borderline personality disorder (BPD) on this blog largely because my mother has the disorder.  It is not something I wish to vilify, and I don’t want to verbally…

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Do borderlines have a “false self”?

One of the takeaways I got from my therapy session tonight, was that as someone with BPD, I do have a false self, but it’s not the same kind of false self a person with NPD has. Actually, almost everyone … Continue reading

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Why DBT and mindfulness is helping me get more out of therapy.

For anyone suffering from BPD who wants to undergo psychodynamic or trauma therapy, I definitely recommend taking some DBT (or CBT) classes first. This also applies to people with complex PTSD, as the symptoms of C-PTSD and BPD can be … Continue reading

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