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My Symptoms - BPD?

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Cybunk

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Hi all, I'm new to the Forum.

Just thought I would list the main personality traits which I feel could point towards suffering from BPD.

- I always perceive a lack of reality (Everything is a simulation or I'm in a coma dream etc.)

- I am overly close to my mum for my age and couldn't imagine anything happening to her, my wife or other close relatives (I wouldn't be able to go on living if they weren't there to support me).

- I feel like I'm still a child in many respects.

- If I don't hear from a relative or they go 'missing' for even a short period, I immediately start believing the worst and panic sets in.

- I have 0 aspirations or goals and haven't had any for many years. No motivation.

- Suffer from severe anxiety and heightened levels of emotion, especially during stressful times and situations (situations that seem ordinary to most people).

- Can lose my temper and 'flip' even though I'm patient before that.

- Can't take criticism at all (makes me upset or grumpy and defensive) and am constantly seeking approval and compliments.

- Feel like I'm going through the motions rather than living life normally. Have to act a lot in social situations when really I feel very little. A bit like a dream or I'm an actor in a film watching myself go through the day.

- Introverted.

- Indecisive

- Has to be noted, I don't self harm, I'm not suicidal and I don't act spontaneously. I do not drink heavily or take drugs, I'm not overly sexual etc., I don't do anything remotely risky or dangerous to myself.

I would appreciate your opinions on whether this sounds like I'm suffering from BPD or if it may be a similar mental health issue.

Thanks.
 
AnxiousE

AnxiousE

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Hi there! Well, I can't diagnose you as I'm not a professional and I also struggle with figuring out what my traits are, if it's just my personality or if it's a disorder. But I can say that I relate to a lot of what you've shared. I was tested for bpd and it came back negative, but that doesn't mean it's the correct diagnosis. I mean, even professionals need to observe someone for awhile to get it right. Well, hopefully someone else can come by and offer more insight.
 
Acorn

Acorn

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Although as mentioned above we can’t diagnose I just wanted to point out that you don’t need to self harm to have bpd. You also don’t have to be diagnosed with bpd or anything really to be struggling and suffering. Diagnosis is mostly a tool to seek treatment.
 
LittleMissNameless

LittleMissNameless

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go talk to a professional even if its not BPD you clearly think something is wrong and that itself is a sign to talk to someone.
you dont need us to validate that something is wrong for you, you think something is wrong and thats whats important
 
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