Exacerbations of Borderline Personality Disorder

Many things cause exacerbations of Borderline Personality Disorder. The biggest problem is, sometimes you don't realise it's happening. Until, for example, your other half turns to you and says 'You're getting so much worse'. Another one of my problems, is that when someone else says something about me I always jump on the defensive. So … Continue reading Exacerbations of Borderline Personality Disorder

What does ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ mean?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has meant a number of things since the '70s. BPD - A brief history It was first brought to light in 1938 by Adolph Stern. He called those with the disorder "the border line group" - on the border of neurosis and psychosis. In the 1940s it was described as a … Continue reading What does ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ mean?

BPD and arguments

Having BPD can make arguments so much worse. I write this sitting in the bath (empty bath, fully dressed) crying. As you do. At times like this I wish I was a person who could put points across sensibly and react rationally to emotional situations. Or just situations - to be honest, half the time … Continue reading BPD and arguments

Alcohol and Mental Health: Becoming Sober

The time has come (the walrus said...) to talk about alcohol and mental health. Not something I thought I would touch on, but this week I decided I am going to call time on my relationship with alcohol. Alcohol has been in my life, all my life. It is not something that has ever had … Continue reading Alcohol and Mental Health: Becoming Sober

Is there a cure for BPD?

When I say I have BPD, people tend to assume I mean bipolar disorder. There isn't a lot of information circulated about BPD, possibly because it occurs in less than 1% of the population. So today I thought I'd answer a few questions - from my perspective with a sprinkle of evidence-based research. Can BPD … Continue reading Is there a cure for BPD?