Borderline Articles

Bipolar or Some Other Mood Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
I've been experiencing symptoms that align with bipolar but could also align with a number of other mood disorders. I'm not looking for a conclusive diagnosis, more a probability of a diagnosis. Here's a list of symptoms to help you answer this question. Periods of high ...

Traits or a Personality Disorder?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, August 18th, 2014
How can you know if you have a particular disorder, say Narcissistic Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder, or if you only display some of those personality traits? Is it common for most people to display behavioral traits of several personality disorders?...

Am I Meant to Be with This Guy?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
From the U.S.: A possible symptom of BPD is expecting your SOs to just know what you want, like mind reading. Mine is really good at that. Having BPD, I don't know where I should draw the line in my mind, should I be accepting ...

Suspect My Partner Has a Personality Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I have a close friend, who became my lover about a year ago. Recently he cheated on me (had an affair with a colleague), and I was/am terribly hurt, as I was his absolute best friend. In addition, in the past few months he has ...

I Know My Mental Health Is Not Good

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Hi, for as long as I can remember since i was 7, I feel I have been dealing with depression, anxiety, mood swings, I was a cutter in high school, in my early 20's I had major suicidal tendencies, and Did attempt a ...

Should I Continue Therapy if I Think I am Done?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
I am a 19-year-old girl and for the past four years I suffered from at first anorexia and then later bulimia. I was already seeing a therapist and a nutritionist before college. My bulimia got really bad when I left to go to college and ...

Fiancé Broke Up with Me at My Daughter’s Graduation

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Today my daughter graduated from high school. My ex-wife's father and sister came from out of state to support my daughter. My mother also came from out of state. At the event we all sat together. I could tell my fiancé was not happy or ...

Are Borderlines Chameleon’s Who Are Afraid to Be Themselves So They Change Depending on the People They Are With?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 6th, 2014
I feel like that I'm never myself around the people that I'm with. I have BPD, so I usually act a certain way when I'm around certain people. When I say "act" I mean, it's like I become them. I unknowingly imitate their mannerisms, I ...

Thought Insertion and Borderline Personality Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
I have borderline personality disorder. I've recently come across what thought insertion is and I think I may have that. I feel like there are thought from someone else that are in my head. I know they aren't mine because they are a man's thoughts. ...

My Mother Refuses Mental Help or that Anything Is Wrong with Her

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 1st, 2014
My mom is the second child out of three and is deaf, (both of my parents are deaf and as result, I have felt with most matters since I was young). She gets frequent and very violent outbursts at times and has even gone as ...

My Sister Is Sick

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
I’m dealing with sister suffering from anorexia nervosa, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. My sister months ago had a break-up with her bf. Since then she started dating many guys and then met a model(her current bf). Nowadays she has undergone a drastic change ...

Delusions

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 9th, 2014
I have ptsd and borderline. This winter, I had a phase of four months in which I had delusions. The delusions entailed having somebody else's presence in my head, up to the point where this presence (while being in my head) wanted to kill me ...