Essay Borderline Personality Disorder ( Bpd )

1120 Words Sep 19th, 2016 5 Pages
“I’m going to go lay down” is what my mom always said when she was going through a stage of depression. There would be times when my mom would lay in bed for days and not talk to anyone, and she would just sleep. Seeing this as a young girl was really hard, but it made me care more for people and it made me become more of a nurturer, so I started cooking and cleaning at a young age. After seeing a loved one struggle with mental illness, it has helped me become a more caring and independent person.
My mom was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in 2014. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships. A person with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last from only a few hours to days (NIMH-Borderline Personality Disorder). Basically, it states that a person that has BPD has a hard time with keeping healthy relationships with people, and has mood swings that will come from nowhere.
BPD is genetic, and it is about five times more likely to occur if a person has a close family member with the disorder (NIMH- Borderline Personality Disorder). My mom’s dad had BPD, he was a veteran who was an alcoholic and was homeless. He was not diagnosed with the mental illness but he had all the symptoms of it. He passed it down onto my mom,…

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