Borderline Articles

Mental Illness vs. Character Flaws

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, May 24th, 2013
How do I determine the difference between the mental illnesses my daughter lives with and character defects? It is difficult for me to know the difference. Can you offer some guidelines that will help discern the differences, to help me in knowing how to respond? My ...

Am I Borderline?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, May 9th, 2013
I might be suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, but I don't know. It might be Bipolar Disorder as well. I have a lot of mood swings, that can last a week at least, and sometimes a month. My moods varies between depression/anxiety with extreme suicidal ...

Borderline? Sociopathic?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, March 10th, 2013
Ever since I was little (5-6) I've been stealing (little things, not expensive or important), lying, and acting impulsively. I've gotten into trouble at home, at work, at school, and even with the law for different things. But somehow, I'm never remorseful or feel guilty ...

Are All My Problems in My Head?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
So I really just want answers and I don't know where to go; I'm 17 and self-harm. This entire summer I was pretty much depressed because of a breakup that happened in January; it was sometime in June I started. I don't cut deep and ...

Confusing Feelings

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
I don't know how I feel; my feelings and actions are confusing to me. Okay. So this is probably going to be long and confusing for everyone reading this. I have a hard time expressing my feelings, and maybe it's genetic because apparently my mother ...

Does My Friend Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
First, I would like to explain that I am a Psych major and have been in counseling for years for PTSD and now ADD, among other issues. I believe this person I will describe does have BPD, but I'm not a professional and can't ...

What Do I Do with my Wife?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, September 14th, 2012
I have a problem with my wife (Age 30) and I have reached a point where I do not know how I should deal with her. We have been married for over 10 years with 4 kids, all under 10. She has a very unpredictable/random personality to ...

I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 19th, 2012
I don't know what's wrong with me, from the age or 12 I have been unhappy, I was bullied as a child and have had weight issues all my life. But I don't blame that, I just don't know what's wrong with me! I have ...

Figuring Out Diagnosis

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
I was diagnosed at the age of 16 with Borderline personality disorder and PTSD. I have always struggled with addiction and self injury. I am all over the map and have two doctors telling me different things and I’m not sure where to go. one ...

Need Help Finding Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 11th, 2012
hi, i was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, as a result of childhood abuse, i really dont know where to go for help ive searched and searched and there is nothing where i live, i have been in hospital b4 many times for ...

[Video] Is This Depression, Personality Disorder, or Bipolar?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Well I'm 19, but I don't feel 19. I have so many things going on in my life that it’s hard to keep up with everything. I’m a full time worker, a full time student and a part time gym rat. I’m also in a ...

This Guy Is Leading Me On & It’s Killing Me Literally

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 1st, 2012
I'm at a loss for what to do as its ruining my life. For about 2 years now I have been totally head over heels over one of my brothers friends. Nearly every one I know tells me that we make a good couple, even ...
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