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10 Myths about Borderline Personality Disorder Dispelled

One of the hardest things about coping with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (other than the condition itself) is the stigma attached to the condition.  A lack of understanding coupled with misinformation, unhelpful content on the web and even the attitude of some professionals mean it can be hard for those of us with BPD to get access to the help and support we need as our label puts us on the trash heap of life. In this post I hope to dispel some of the top myths surrounding the condition…

I want to try to discuss some of the more negative traits associated with BPD, including being called ‘attention seekers’ ‘manipulative’ ‘deceptive’ ‘demanding’ ‘destructive’ ‘obstructive’ and ‘dangerous’.  It’s hard not to find these words bandied around to describe BPD sufferers, so-called experts and therapists supposed to ‘help’ us use these words themselves, and often will do ‘anything’ to avoid getting a BPD patient on their list as we are considered ‘un-treatable’ ‘uncooperative’ and ‘non-compliant’ for treatment.  Websites that are meant to help and support us even use the same terminology – is it any wonder we feel victimised and like ‘no-one’ gives a crap!? Continue reading “10 Myths about Borderline Personality Disorder Dispelled”

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What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?

I have already written several posts about my ‘Borderline Personality Disorder‘.  However, as yet I haven’t really given an explanation of the condition so readers will understand what I am talking about in my posts. So here is the ‘official’ description of Borderline Personality Disorder. Continue reading “What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?”