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Borderline Personality Disorder aka Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder is one of the most misunderstood, stigmatised & complex mental health diagnoses (Thread) #BPD #EUPD
One could write pages relating to the condition BPD and a layman’s understanding would still be incomplete. For this reason I am going to try and keep it short, simple and concise as I can and explain to you what BPD is to me.
BPD is intense feelings of loneliness & an inability to sit with myself without resorting to poor coping behaviours #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
BPD is extreme emotional vulnerability & sensitivity. Feelings of severe internal distress are triggered easily #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
BPD causes a slow return to my baseline. This means strong emotions & cognitions tend to take a long time to dissipate #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
BPD feels like I am ‘dying inside’ immense emotional turbulence & pain, distress beyond explanation #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
BPD is feeling as though my emotions are so impossible to live with that they will surely kill me. Most of the time it feels as though my emotions are in control of me and I am not in control of my emotional world #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
BPD is impulsive behaviours and an inability to ‘think before I act’ and ‘learn from my mistakes’ time and time again #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
BPD is extreme & rapid mood swings ranging from periods of depression to somewhat dysphoric & delusional bouts of mania #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
BPD is paranoia and anxiety, especially in interpersonal circumstances #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
Problems with ‘attachment’ especially with authority & care-giver figures e.g. therapists, teachers, etc #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
Self-destructive tendencies, especially self-injurious behaviour mostly through cutting. This has also manifested through eating disordered behaviours, alcohol & drug abuse. Others may struggle with sex, spending, gambling & other addictive behaviours #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealth
Lack of sense of self. Having to define myself based on my external world & lacking a fundamental secure sense of a ‘true me’, only being able to have an idea of who I am by looking at evidence & cues in the people & world around me #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
Difficulties with appropriately expressing my anger often leading to heightened displays & outbursts of intense pent-up emotion. A highly severe guilt & shame complex in response to every imperfect interaction or perceived personal failure #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
Feelings of self-hatred, self-loathing, hopelessness, despair, especially in response to making mistakes that impact others. Black & white thinking as well as the tendency to engage in catastrophic thinking, mind-reading & jumping to conclusions #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
High perceptiveness of people and circumstances around me, to the point of unhealthy & paranoid hyper-vigilance. Feelings of being misunderstood by the world & people around me & of never fitting in, always being on a different wave-length #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
Splitting: Rapidly changing perceptions of myself & people around me from one extreme to the other #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
I wouldn’t be like this if I knew how to not be like this. When you’re fighting BPD, you’re fighting a silent battle. No one sees how hard you’re constantly having to fight your mind #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
People seem to brand those with BPD as bad or “crazy” people. The truth is that there are over 200 combinations, along with varying severity levels of the 5-9 qualifying symptoms of BPD. It’s not only cruel, it’s illogical to judge all people with BPD as inherently bad #BPD #EUPD
People with the diagnosis of BPD need to be heard. We are all too often silenced by services & professionals. People with BPD are not a bunch of stereotypes. We have emotions, feelings, dreams like everyone else. We just feel too deeply #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
Just been diagnosed with #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder? I’m here to tell you the stereotypes aren’t true. There’s nothing wrong with your personality. Don’t believe everything you read. You deserve understanding & care. Things get better #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
Living with BPD or people who have it is a blessing and learning curse in itself. Stay patient, focus and appreciative. People with BPD are many things. Often loving, kind, passionate, creative, determined, giving, ambitious, brave and caring #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
The stigma around BPD is so wrong. 99% of the people I’ve come in to contact with are absolutely loving, giving and caring #BPD #EUPD #EndTheStigma #KeepTalkingMH #MentalHealthAwareness
I get so defensive of #BPD/#EUPD. I know many have been misdiagnosed #TraumaNotPD but I wasn’t. My diagnosis helped me make sense of why I became so unwell & it really gave me hope in one day recovering from #EatingDisorders #Addiction #Depression #Anxiety #Psychosis #OCD #PTSD

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