Oct 04, 2009 8:04 PM GMT
Anyone here have it, or perhaps knows a person who has it?
ShagonTheHate saidFrom wikipedia: The disorder typically involves unusual levels of instability in mood; "black and white" thinking, or splitting; chaotic and unstable interpersonal relationships, self-image, identity, and behavior; as well as a disturbance in the individual's sense of self. In extreme cases, this disturbance in the sense of self can lead to periods of dissociation. These disturbances can have a pervasive negative impact on many or all of the psychosocial facets of life. This includes difficulties maintaining relationships in work, home and social settings. Attempted suicide and completed suicide are possible outcomes, especially without proper care and effective therapy.
Onset of symptoms typically occurs during adolescence or young adulthood. Symptoms may persist for several years, but the majority of symptoms lessen in severity over time, with some individuals fully recovering. The mainstay of treatment is various forms of psychotherapy, although medication and other approaches may also improve symptoms. While borderline personality disorder can manifest itself in children and teenagers, therapists are discouraged from diagnosing anyone before the age of 18, due to adolescence and a still-developing personality.
EricLA saidI wouldn't use Wiki to self-diagnose yourself. The teen years can be messy emotionally. But sounds like you could also be describing depression. If you really think this is what you're going through, go see a psychologist or psychiatrist and get a professional diagnosis. Of course, you might just need someone to talk with, so therapy in general might work for you.I agree with every word of what you say here.
Good luck and hang in there!
ShagonTheHate saidAnyone here have it, or perhaps knows a person who has it?