Borderline Articles

Borderline Personality Disorder Issues?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 30th, 2015
I have borderline personality disorder, and I am having problems expressing my emotions at home for fear of being judged for showing them. I have been called mentally crazy, dramatic, and attention-seeking. I have issues communicating with people. When I was younger, I wasn't allowed ...

I May Have BPD Or Another Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, January 26th, 2015
After puberty I went from being a outgoing and happy child to very moody and anti-social especially once I got closer to young adulthood. I've gotten moodier and more aggressive. I had incidents where I actually considered hurting people or lashing out over small insignificant things ...

Overwhelming Fear of Rape

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
"Fear" isn't exactly the right word: it's more like a terror. It started a few years ago, I think, I'm not quite sure. I just started having horrible nightmares about being abused in the most unimaginable situations. It's gotten worse until I can't sleep a ...

Do I Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 11th, 2015
From the U.S.: I recently was looking at a page about Borderline Personality Disorder and I could relate to everything. From the self injury to the mixed feelings 24/7. I can feel joy and the next second I could hate the very thing I was ...

Daughter Has Some Behavior or Anger Issues, Are They Cause for Concern?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, January 11th, 2015
Hello, I have a daughter who is now 16. Recently, she has stolen from me twice but I did not confront her about it. She stole before, when she was in preschool but minor things like candy and a school supply. Other than that, she ...

A Lot of Different Questions

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, January 11th, 2015
Hi, first I want to say thanks for taking the time to look at my question and sorry it is so long. I have recently been feeling sad and confused. I want to make sure I do not have any disorders so I ...

Relationships with Borderline Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. My partner is uncertain if he wishes to remain in our relationship. We live together, and I'm uncertain how to interact with him through this. Our pattern has been for me to bargain with my behavior through ...

Difficulty Finding the Right Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 12th, 2014
In April I was hospitalized for suicidal ideation, it was a very stressful time, and I found the experience more stigmatizing than helpful. I still have nightmares where I wake up sweating thinking I am back in the locked ward. I was not a good ...

Mother–In-Law has Possible Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 6th, 2014
My husband and I got married. Her behavior and the way she is forced me to stay in my closet sized room while I was living there and it triggered my first experience with depression. Her behavior and the fact that she caused me to ...

Dual Relationship with Therapist Is a Mess

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 1st, 2014
From the U.S.: I have been in a dual relationship with my therapist for about 4.5 years, and things are falling apart and I don't trust her and I am becoming more afraid of confronting her. She has also befriended my boyfriend and is going ...

Do I Really Need Psychotherapy?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, November 14th, 2014
Dear therapist, I went through bad break up, after that I talked with my friends only about it and did not give them any space. So now they stopped really talking with me or even wanting to talk. They told me that I ...

Pathological Envy of Power

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Ok so this is probably a weird problem I have but please just hear me out. I really need to talk to someone to help understand what's wrong with me because there is no listed disorder that accurately matches what I feel like and nobody ...