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08-04-16, 08:48 PM
"Borderline Personality Disorder

A person who suffers from this disorder has labile interpersonal relationships characterized by instability. This pattern of interacting with others has persisted for years and is usually closely related to the person's self-image and early social interactions. The pattern is present in a variety of settings (e.g., not just at work or home) and often is accompanied by a similar lability (fluctuating back and forth, sometimes in a quick manner) in a person's affect, or feelings. Relationships and the person's affect may often be characterized as being shallow. A person with this disorder may also exhibit impulsive behaviors and exhibit a majority of the following symptoms:
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: markedly and persistently 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
affective instability due to a marked 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 ideation or severe dissociative symptoms"

Hi, anyone else out there with BPD and ADD? Curious on how you deal with the impulsivity, paranoia, and abandonment issues. Also, the "reactivity of mood" because I still struggle, even with medication.


08-05-16, 12:13 AM
Dialectical Behavior Therapy might be of some use. It seems to incorporate some of the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) things. There's some videos on youtube.

DBT Introduction

Part 1

08-05-16, 03:53 AM
Also, google schema therapy for BPD. It's supposed to be even more effective than DBT.

08-05-16, 05:59 PM
Thank you !

08-12-16, 02:49 AM
Thank you for the posts. But is there anyone out there that can relate with the borderline diagnosis and ADD?