If you are suffering from depression, just getting out of bed in the morning can be a challenge, let alone taking a step toward recovery from your Borderline Personality Disorder.
Keep in mind that your recovery from Borderline and Personality Disorder and substance abuse is your goal, and your health comes first. Social support can play a big part in that, but should not be a crutch.
Dr. Charles Swenson, an expert in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), discusses the ways in which people deal with unfulfilled expectations.
Here are a few reasons why you should not let fear of losing your creativity stop you from living a life free from the painful symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.
You will need to get past your fear of accepting support and connecting with others so that you can build a relationship with your therapist, who will be the most invaluable ally in your journey to living a life free of BPD symptoms.
The sense of control that comes with starving yourself, over-exercising, or purging must be understood as a temporary one that can have dire consequences.
Life offers many of these anxiety-inducing occasions. If you find yourself feeling sick and biting your nails at the prospect of an upcoming event, there are ways you can try to ease your anxiety.
Depression, as a common co-occurring disorder with Borderline Personality Disorder, can really fuel and exacerbate the symptoms you experience as a person dealing with BPD, to the point where you might feel lost in a vicious cycle of symptoms and hopelessness.
If you experience the already stressful symptoms associated with Borderline Personality Disorder, how can you best deal with everyday stress and avoid this trigger?
What happens if you discover you don’t have your lucky coin? What if you step on a crack? The resulting behavior may be what makes the difference between a quirk and an indication of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).