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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) - Anyone dealt with it?

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  1. shailzrocks

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    One of my very close friend is fitting every category of symptoms this disorder have. Its really difficult for anyone to convince her to get treated for this.

    However being a close friend of hers I want her to get rid of this disorder and live like just another happy human being.

    Have any of you dealt with someone close with BPD?

    I would really appreciate your input.

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    Very difficult to treat as I work at a hospital and I would say a proportionate amount of females we treat have this along with cutting and eating disorders . A very effective treatment would be DBT which is(http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectical_behavior_therapy). The most you can do is be supportive, realize that she is a human first that has a problem which is second. A great amount of the time people with mental illness feel their is and rightfully so is a stigma attached to them so they refuse help, but if you can find the right Treatment for your friend it could help out greatly. Just be supportive and don't treat her differently cause of her diagnosis. Hope this helps.
     
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    That seems to be a very constructive and helpful reply, if I were the OP I would be looking into that post further to make progress...
     
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    Thanks bro. Today I told her about BDP was able to relate to herself and is positive about getting out of emotional triggers. I assured to be with her whenever she needs me. She isn't at extreme to self destruct herself. But when she spoke today she have been with people expert at slicing wrists for their stupid relationships. I'll keep posting updates as steelballs said I know this will work out really well.
     
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    I do this for a living (psychotherapy) and I can tell you, people with BPD are among the most difficult to treat. This is mainly because they don't see their behavior as a problem. Meds are only marginally effective in treating some of the symptoms (eg: self-injurious behaviors). Convincing your friend to get treated will be difficult unless she sees and understands how her behaviors are impairing her ability to reach her goals.

    ETA: if you need help that I can offer in the form of advice based on my experience, i'd be glad to help.

     
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