Essay on Borderline Personality Disorder ( Bpd )

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borderline personality disorder (BPD)

Common characteristics (if 5 or more apply you may have bpd)

strong efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment intense and unstable interpersonal relationships distorted and unstable sense of self impulsiveness commonly associated with sex, drug abuse, and risk taking recurrent suicidal thoughts, gestures, and behaviors emotional instability, periods of depression, irritability, and anxiety
Feelings of emptiness inappropriate intense anger or lack of anger control transient, stress related paranoid thoughts or severe dissociative symptoms

bpd has been recognised has a diagnosable personality disorder since 1980. There is still little knowledge of bpd and other personality disorders; However, 70-80% of those diagnosed with bpd have experienced physical or sexual abuse or have observed some kind of extreme violence. bpd has been diagnosed twice as much in “women” than in “men”.

my life with bpd

I think I was 8 when I wrote my first suicide note. i read it just a few years ago and i still have it somewhere. I find the note pretty ridiculous funny even, but at the time i wrote it i was so scared. i’ve always felt that i was different; sometimes i wondered if i was evil (still do).

i grew up with my mother and her husband, by the time i was ten it was mostly just us three, being that i was the youngest by 11 years. i got decent to good grades, my family was lower middle class, “overweight”, non-religious,and moderate to liberal. My…

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