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My Wife Has BPD

From the : my wife had border line personality disorder and will not take her meds. her symptoms are getting bad. she had expressed thoughts of hurting herself and has been doing self destructive things, including cheating, cutting and obsession with white power groups. btw she is black and latina. What do I do? A: I’m sure this is tremendously difficult for you. The symptoms of BPD include emotional dysregulation and unstable relationships. It’s...
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Psychotic Episodes 2-3 Times A Year

I have borderline personality disorder and have been receiving treatment for 8 yrs. Many things have improved. I have episodes 2-3 times a year that I have thoughts in my head that beat me down with criticisms, insults. Very harsh things. I fight them with all I have but am not able to stay in control. Self harming can help distract it, but this is getting worse. It’s a part that wants to hurt....
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Stopped Meds a Year Ago and Struggling to Work

Several years ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and after several hospital admissions this was changed to Type 2 Bipolar. About a year ago I gave birth to a son and I managed with mild depression to manage but due to interference of routine etc with a young one I stopped my medication, my doctor knows this but could not persuade me otherwise and before this had intentions of discharging me as...
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My Daughter Needs Inpatient DBT

From the : I Have a 21 yr old daughter needing treatment for severe BPD. Need in house treatment with step down options. Prefer facility with tranquil outdoor settings. Thanks, A: I’m sorry. We can’t endorse a particular program – mainly because we aren’t familiar with every program in the country. You didn’t mention where you are located, so I can’t even point you to a state resource and referral site. However, you can...
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How Do I Change My Attachment Style?

From S. Africa: I am a 20-year-old female that has had attachment issues since early childhood. As a child I was also selectively mute. I started going for therapy when I was about 5. While I am very confident when speaking now, my attachment issues have lingered and got worse with age. My relationships are quite unstable (romantic and non-romantic) and my moods are very unstable as well — I can fly into a...
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I’m Concerned About a Student

From England: For the last 3 months I have covered a class as the teacher is on maternity leave. Obviously as a teacher you notice certain things about your students. There is a girl in my class and it’s fair to say she isn’t happy. I saw this in the second lesson I began teaching that class and the reason I’m writing this is because of something she wrote. The first thing I noticed...
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Where To Go From Here

Sorry, this is going to be a long winded one. Last February I approached my GP to ask for a referral to a Psychiatrist as I thought I was suffering from Bipolar disorder. After an evaluation, he’d given a diagnosis of Cyclothymia. I got referred to a Psychologist and received CBT for 8 weeks, it hasn’t worked. I’d been waiting for a followup appointment with the Psychiatrist as I’d wanted to discuss other symptoms...
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Girlfriend Throws Tantrums

Met a girl in church, about years ago. Relationship mostly good, but – 4 times now – when she doesn’t have her kids for the weekend, and I want to have an alone night, she gets really angry and demanding. She takes her house key back, “breaks up”, then calls me two hours later crying wanting to know “why do you date me?…”. Very dramatic. She wants to get married, but being older...
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Should I Come Off of Quetiapine?

I’ve been on Quetiapine for about a year now. I started them because I was having issues at home with my (then) partner and university, which lead me to having a complete mental breakdown. I’ve since dropped out of university and broken up with my partner so it’s no longer a problem in my life, however I do have a history of falling backwards whenever I’ve made even a slight recovery. I’ve been diagnosed...
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Sisters Hate Me Because of My Illness

I am 26 and have Borderline Personality Disorder. I have three sisters, one is 37, the other 35, and the other 23. All three of them constantly exclude me, and the younger two of the three refuse to speak to me, due to my impulsive behaviour and the multiple attempts I have made to kill myself. I want the kind of relationship with them that they have with one another but when I am...
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Mother May Have Emotional Illness

Hello, I have been dealing, as an only child, with a mother who has never known quite how to bond with me, even as a small child, sending me to live with relatives when she was divorced. As a pre-teen and young teen, when I was taken back from my home I had grown used to, to again live with her, she was unable to communicate with a 10 year old in a way...
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Why Am I So Uncompassionate?

Increasingly my non-compassion for others has really started to alarm and confuse me. I’ve been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, and general anxiety, and all my life I’ve been somewhat apathetic. But others have started pointing out to me that I don’t really react “normally” to other peoples distressing situations, even close friends/family, ex: my grandmothers sister just died and she’s extremely depressed about it, yet I feel absolutely nothing, no sympathy or...
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