At therapy we (ie. my therapist and I) talk often of my Borderline Personality Traits. I think it is the third axis of my diagnosis that states a “Non-specified Personality Disorder”. I think the therapist is just waiting for a little more evidence that the disorder is in fact Borderline Personality Disorder (You, sir, may correct me if I am wrong, lol). There are 9 traits specified by the DSM-5 used to diagnose Borderline Personality Disorder. To be diagnosed one must exhibit 5 or more of the traits. I exhibit about 7 of the 9 on a more regular basis than I’d like to admit.
The post above gives the reader some genuine insight into how to deal with a loved one who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. It may also help you to understand the disorder and the effects it has on those who have it better. Remember, education is key to ending the stigma of mental illness.
I am doing an unexpected, for me, post. Sometimes with most posts I will have a plan for a few days that perhaps this is where one will go, many times I will have a draft simmering that I will finish off.. or for some they can be a recipe, or something fun… or even something that happened that caught me or my eye.
I have noticed though a search term coming up quite often. “how to deal with someone with borderline personality disorder” in my dashboard.
Not my favorite title for a blog, sort of insulting in a fashion, and this is not my intent, more to just answer the search term as I have seen it so often this past week.
When people reach out for advice, tis hard not to reply somewhat.
I would like help with this too, many of my followers have BPD, and…
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