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Do I Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

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I have been in therapy for about two months. My therapist is amazing. She wants me to keep track of everything (feelings, thoughts, and so on). I personally have done research on my feelings and thoughts. I feel I fall in the borderline personality disorder category. I have had anxiety, anger/RAGE (short fuse), loneliness, depression (self-harm), the biggest problem that my therapist has noticed is fear of abandonment/ rejection. I also have a very hard time trusting people. When It comes to self-harming I cut to feel something. I have become numb to everything that once brought me joy. I often think that dying would be easier but I don’t want to die. I am also homicidal (therapist knows). I constantly need something thrilling in my life to make living worth doing. My therapist has said nothing about any personality disorders. I guess I just want your opinion on my problems. (From the USA)

Do I Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

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  I can understand why you would think your symptoms be labeled as a borderline personality disorder. Since you have a good connection with the therapist I would bring your question directly to her. Let her know about the symptoms you are noticing. This will give you a chance to talk about it directly with her. She is in a very good position to answer your questions about a diagnosis.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral</a

Do I Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

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.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Do I Have Borderline Personality Disorder?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2017/11/15/do-i-have-borderline-personality-disorder-7/
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