I have suffered with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) since I can recall. It has held me back from reaching goals, achieving success, having healthy relationships, and living a happy, fulfilling life. BPD has negatively affected every single aspect of my life. This partly due to many misdiagnoses and wrong, harmful medication that i was prescribed. But through perseverance, proper diagnoses, therapy, and hard work, I am beginning to recover, heal and learn how to live life.
This is the first of a series of blog posts, first informing then recounting particular events, discussing how BPD damaged my life but also how I learned to overcome my symptoms and live a “normal” life. We will begin with getting to know BPD and all its glorious side effects.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex mental health condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. It is characterized by a pattern of self-abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, unstable relationships, poor self-image, and unstable emotions, often leading to impulsive behaviors and difficulty in regulating emotions. Which can lead to legal trouble. While those with BPD can lead fulfilling lives with proper treatment and support, it's crucial to acknowledge the negative side effects that can impact both individuals and their loved ones. Knowing the negatives leads to dealing with and overcoming these undesirable symptoms.
- Intense Emotional Turmoil
- Impulsive Behaviors
- Unstable Relationships
- Difficulty in Self-Identity
- Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation
- Difficulty in Occupational Functioning
- Co-occurring Disorders
While Borderline Personality Disorder can present significant challenges, it's important to remember that with proper treatment and support, individuals with BPD can lead fulfilling lives. Therapy, exercise, proper diet, possible medication, and a strong support network can make a tremendous difference in managing the negative side effects associated with BPD. By increasing awareness and understanding, we can work towards a more compassionate and inclusive society for those living with this condition. If you or someone you know is struggling with BPD, seeking professional help is the first step towards a brighter, more stable future.
If you would like to talk to someone who has experience with BPD, please contact me and let me show you how a change in lifestyle (exercise and diet) can help tremendously with BPD and its symptoms.
Next: Part II - Concentrated Emotional Chaos