borderline personality dissorder


Caroline - posted on 07/03/2011




Yes. I have it and am being treated for it. It took 10 years for the professional mental health team to get my medications correct and plenty of therapy etc for me to learn how to cope but I have been doing very well for the last year and then when I fell pregnant, I got in contact with my doctor and went to groups for support, now I have my little angel and am the happiest I have ever been and doing quite well. I still have all my support networks and we keep in touch so that I always know I have assistance if it is far, so good though. I also had the anxieties of it affecting my child but not so much any more.

JuLeah - posted on 07/03/2011




For the parent or the child? Frightens me how fast we toss labels around and perscribe meds for adults.... when we do this with kids it frightens me beyond .... we don't know really what all these meds to do the adult mind, to a developing brain ... we really don't have a clue.


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Firebird - posted on 07/03/2011




My cousin is Borderline (and a few other things), It's been very difficult for her to get her meds straightened out, nearly three years of "oops, that's not working" but it seems to be working out finally. She said that therapy helps keep all the negative thoughts and feeling from building up, so if you're not in therapy, it might be something to consider. I don't have anything else for you, but I wish you all the best of luck.

Katherine - posted on 07/03/2011




Smamntha, are you on meds or in therapy? I have a friend who is BPD, she cuts herself, pinches herself and does weird things like that. She does self injurious behavior. But she is also on medication for it.
SHe also displays almost everything you described and she has a hard time too.
I think the hardest is the feeling of abandonement. She freaks out if she feels someone is going to leave her.
When you parent you just have to remember that you have a disorder and you are not alone. Many people suffer from this.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/02/2011




I dont think you are alone. It is difficult indeed. But with proper medication and maybe theraphy it could possibly be treated. If you feel the need dont be afraid to seek help. More and more people are getting treatment. Thank you for answering my question. Good luck. :)

Samantha - posted on 07/02/2011




Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment
A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation
Identity disturbance, such as a significant and persistent unstable self-image or sense of self
Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating)
Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior
Emotional instability due to significant reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days)
Chronic feelings of emptiness
Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights)
Transient, stress-related paranoid thoughts or severe dissociative symptoms

i have this dissorder and find parenting difficult at times, im just wondering if any other moms are dealing with is and how to lesson the effects it can have on our children, i dont want my issues to affect my lil angels and i try so very hard to overcome what im dealing with, it can be hard

Shannintipton - posted on 07/02/2011




Is that anything like split personalities or multiple personalities? Just wondering I know someone who may have this disorder.

Jane - posted on 07/01/2011




Not completely. My son is diagnosed as ADHD, ODD, and Bipolar, but there are many times that to me he fits the description of Borderline Personality Disorder. Through intensive therapy, multiple medications, and time in residential treatment he sometimes has days where he is almost normal. As far as I can tell he hasn't hallucinated in a few months. However, I do not know how he is going to do on his own. The combination of impusivity and anger is not usually good for getting on well in the world.

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