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I was just thinking how come those of us with BPD are thought of as monsters? Everything I read makes us out to sound bad negative.
 
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Because,
People like 'labels',
It's easier for people to understand,
People won't go and find out why,
They don't need to.
because you have a 'label'.
 
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I don't know much about BPD, or personality disorders in general. My diagnosis is schizophrenia, but some professionals in the MH sphere have speculated I may have Aspergers or a PD at times, though most of them have reached a consensus on schizophrenia.

I think the society and environment we live in, subjects many of us to very difficult and significant stresses and strains. This in turn shapes our personalities, and can lead to habits in behaviour, that bring us into conflict with others, and creates interpersonal difficulties. These responses are very human, and very understandable, considering the shit people go through.

This is a problem for us - but also for other people. And I think it's when other people are effected, and matters don't run smoothly, that the notion of 'personality disorder' raises its head.

But who gets to say what is, and what is not, a 'disordered personality'? And how does it differ from an 'ordered personality'?

I think it is easier to label people as having a personality disorder, rather than address the economic, political and social issues and biases, that give rise to tensions and problems in the first place :)
 
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Yaya for this post I get you completely - Like it so much

thanks
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Thanks for the replies.
I haven't long been diagnosed with BPD so been learning about it.
Not many people know I've got it.
I feel unsure to let many know?
 
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Thanks for the replies.
I haven't long been diagnosed with BPD so been learning about it.
Not many people know I've got it.
I feel unsure to let many know?
Hi unique86,

I was diagnosed with it a couple of years ago.

Again, it's 'just a label', i try not to let it define me,
although I find , if matters get troublesome,...
I can learn to identify which of its symptoms i am experiencing i.e lonliness / pain / destruction ... and try to find out either the root cause, or. my current circumstances and feelings around the condition.

I journal a lot. If you are interested: http://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/thread99506.html

Be well :)
 
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My illness is caused from childhood trauma I'm currently doing DBT
My mum just said oh right when I told her my diagnosis not sure some are that bothered to be honest!
 
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Its upsetting to say the least how people view blpd even in clinic.

We are all individual and unique :), you cant put a lable on that. :dance:
 
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Most of us have this due to something that happened to us during childhood! Yet I feel like we are being blamed for having it
 
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"personality disorder can be an illness but in your case it isn't an illness" thought new broom and his diagnosis will be gone in 6 months proved right
 
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Its total prejudice from the MH professionals. They seem to think that anything with PD after is untreatable! Marsha Linehan, who started the DBT therapy, challenges that head on. Labels can work for you or against you. I do wish the MH people would try and see just people with problems. They all say that they do, but they don't!
 
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