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 to show my emotions. This lasted for 17 years. Not sure what to do.
Thanks for your letter. The first thing I would ask is how do you know you have BPD? If you have a diagnosis made by a professional, I would ask that professional about your treatment options. If this is a self-diagnosis I would recommend talking to a professional. As you have stated that you are in college I would make an appointment with the counseling center and ask to be evaluated. This will help you get a plan together that can help.
In the meantime, I would look on our forums to talk with others who struggle with similar symptoms.
Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.
APA Reference Tomasulo, D. (2018). Borderline Personality Disorder Issues?. Psych Central.
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