If you have read any of my other post you will know that recently I got diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder or otherwise know as BPD or Emotion Dysregulation Disorder.
BPD is described as a serious Mental Illness that affects your mood, relationships and behaviours. It is treatable by therapy and a lot of studies show that DBT or Dialectical Behaviour therapy is the most useful for someone that suffers with BPD.
To be diagnosed with BPD you have to see a medical professional there is a criteria that they have to follow. You have to have 5 out of the 9 to be officially diagnosed. I will be talking about the criteria that I have been told by a psychiatrist that I meet.
1: Identity Disturbance
3: Recurrent suicidal behaviour gestures or threats
4: Effective instability due to a mark reactivity of mood
5:Chronic feeling of emptiness
The first one Identity Disturbance just means that I have an unstable self image, which I do struggle with my self image/esteem.
The second one Impulsivity just mean what it sound like I can be very impulsive at times.
The third one Recurrent suicidal behaviours gestures or threats again means exactly what it sounds like I have thought about suicide a lot, attempted suicide a few times before and have threatened to kill myself.
The fourth one Effective instability due to a mark reactivity of mood basically means that my mood is very unstable and can change at any time and my behaviours tend to go with what mood I am in.
The last one Chronic feelings of emptiness just means that I tend to feel very empty inside and it’s chronic, it persist for a long time.
It has only been a month or so that I have been told that I have BPD and I am still trying to accept it and I am not going to lie it’s hard and treatment for it is not easy to come across near where I live. I am trying though and I hop that this post was helpful to someone.
See you next time 🙂