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Old 03-30-2010, 11:16 AM #101
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does anyone know of any support groups out there. The mental health team are failing me big time
Hi, I found this website, I think its mostly UK based though but they have an email facility for crisises.

http://www.bpdworld.org/
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My t has indicated at times that i have BPD, but she has also said i have PTSD. The thing is, I don't fit the typical BPD pattern. I don't cut, rarely get angry, don't do drugs or get drunk. i don't threaten suicide, or feel suicidal very often. But i do have problems with my sense of self, pretty bad attachment problems, anxiety, dissociation, and black and white thinking. I've had emotional abuse and some SA in childhood. Do i sound like i fit more into a PTSD classification or C-PTSD?
Hi peaches. I had a conversation with my T and she did say a personality disorder is not something that is set in stone or that you have to fit word for word in the criteria. There are varying levels of BPD, some people have some of the traits and some have them have different traits to other sufferers and some have them to varying extremes. I have a friend that has been diagnosed, she doesn't cut or make suicidal threats but she is terrified of being alone and has extreme ways of thinking. I don't fit the anger unleashment, at least not on others but I do at myself. I'm not a habitual cutter or self harmer, I just resort to it when things go very bad. You may just have some of the traits and if they are interfering with your life, it would be worth getting the right therapy to help.
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wow that was the best description of BPD...and basically described my entire life existence in a nut shell. wow

if I could thank you for that post 1,000 times I would...

Also, I have never been officially diagnosed with BPD, but was diagnosed with clinical depression my freshman year of high school. I have always felt that I am far too complex to be simply depressed. I feel as though BPD is a very accurate diagnosis, but I have to see a therapist before I can make such a judgement I suppose.

I was wondering though, if anyone would happen to know, if those with BPD have trouble accepting criticism. I have had this problem for almost all of my life. I always take things so insanely personally and get overly defensive and often become livid/enraged when I feel people are "attacking" me...when they may only be giving simple criticism. I can't handle any rejection/disappointment out of others...it makes me FREAK OUT. I am constantly seeing things in black and white - kind of like that love/hate thing with relationships, etc. I have serious anger problems too. But anyways, do people with BPD have that problem with criticm I was talking about? Thanks everyone, good luck to you all!!
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Need your explanation pls...... I heard somewhere that had mentioned about 'high functioning bpd and low functioning bpd' also why shouldn't put bpd person in hospital for safety as it may worsens for wellbeing? thanks!
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omg, I think I've found what I am - so much jumbled up, but everything fits that description at the top..................now, what do I do?
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Cenaco, I haven't been diagnosed either, but the detailed explanation on here is spot on. I definitely have issues with criticism. Outside of it actually happening, I think I could be OK and learn from it. But if it actually happens, my bottom just drops out and if I don't retort back with some sarcastic remark, I may just shut up and not be able to talk at all. The feelings are so dramatic at that very moment that I almost have a physical reaction. I have erupted into tears at work because I unexpectedly received criticism (in a gentle way I might add). It's worse if it's unexpected - literally, uncontrollable emotional and physical reactions.

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wow that was the best description of BPD...and basically described my entire life existence in a nut shell. wow

if I could thank you for that post 1,000 times I would...

Also, I have never been officially diagnosed with BPD, but was diagnosed with clinical depression my freshman year of high school. I have always felt that I am far too complex to be simply depressed. I feel as though BPD is a very accurate diagnosis, but I have to see a therapist before I can make such a judgement I suppose.

I was wondering though, if anyone would happen to know, if those with BPD have trouble accepting criticism. I have had this problem for almost all of my life. I always take things so insanely personally and get overly defensive and often become livid/enraged when I feel people are "attacking" me...when they may only be giving simple criticism. I can't handle any rejection/disappointment out of others...it makes me FREAK OUT. I am constantly seeing things in black and white - kind of like that love/hate thing with relationships, etc. I have serious anger problems too. But anyways, do people with BPD have that problem with criticm I was talking about? Thanks everyone, good luck to you all!!
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This is me. This is SO me. Wow. I don't know what else to say. I feel validated. I'm not quite as terrible as I thought I was because there is a reason! Not sure yet, but I think I may have just realized why... OMG, breathe, breathe.

Can one develop BPD in their 20's or from a trauma that occurred in their 20's?
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Validation does feel good! And while I do not focus on the diagnosis, I first felt relief that it is not just 'me'. Something in me that makes me defective. There are reasons and I can be helped. Powerful!

I think your question is a good one, and one to explore in your therapy. I also think that we are vulnerable to trauma, suseptible to becoming part of it, as a result of how our early childhood development and attachment was experienced.
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I have the above descriptions but only on a mild extent.
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I was just told last week that I am bp. I am just as described above but not so exaggerated. Could I have been diagnosed incorrectly?
I think Jessica, that one can display some borderline traits or show all or most of them to a mild degree. I have been diagnosed and I can certainly say im nowhere near as extreme as the disorder is often portrayed but enough to interfere with certain aspects of my life. You definitly don't have to be matching all the criteria to a high extreme to suffer with aspects of this disorder.
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