The first time I ever heard the term ‘Personality Disorder’ was when I was studying psychology at college. We were looking at criminals and discussing the link – personality disorders. They didn’t explain to us, or at least not well, that not all people with PDs end us as criminals or monsters. Things you read … More We are NOT monsters
With BPD you get intense, uncontrollable emotions and feelings. I hate this so much. Prime example…my partner comes to help me cook after I said I’d do it myself. In my head I’m thinking ‘he doesn’t trust me to cook!’. I instantly feel the build up of emotion. It starts with a build up of … More Intense emotions, thoughts & feelings
So, I still have a 12-18 month wait for DBT therapy, that’s not changed, but in terms of medication, I’m getting somewhere! As you may, or may not, know, I used to be on anti-depressants, but they didn’t help at all…which makes sense now I have my BPD diagnosis. Since getting the diagnosis, and sue … More Finally getting somewhere
You’ll find a great video under my ‘Understanding BPD‘ page – this post will take graphs from that video so that I can try and explain this the best I can. As mentioned in my last post, a lot of readers have asked about how emotion patterns differ between someone without any mental health problem, someone … More Emotions across Depression, Bipolar and BPD
Most people are able to control their thoughts; they are able to understand and cope with the odd worry or doubt that they have about themselves. But, for others, this can be a big struggle and may find that thoughts and worries are difficult to understand or get out of their head and this can … More Positive thinking
As I said in yesterday’s post, we need to put ourselves first. We need to be a little selfish, else we won’t get any better. How can we make others happy or help other if we are not helping ourselves? This post is just a little post about self-care when we have those negative thoughts … More Self-care & Managing feelings
As someone with BPD, I tend to put others first, I have to make sure they’re happy. Whilst doing this, we forget to take care of ourselves and I know that’s part of BPD, but we need to be kind to ourselves. I have put together a little post about how to look after yourself … More You come first!