What can BPD be confused with?
Some symptoms of BPD can be very similar to other mental health problems, including:
- bipolar disorder.
- complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- antisocial personality disorder (ASPD)
Can you have BPD without knowing?
But what makes the condition even harder is that many people who live with Borderline Personality Disorder don’t even know they have it. BPD is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed mental health conditions. It’s so misdiagnosed, in fact, that there isn’t even an accurate prevalence rate for the condition.
Why do they call BPD borderline?
It is called ‘borderline’ because doctors previously thought that it was on the border between two different disorders: neurosis and psychosis. But these terms are no longer used to describe mental illness. It is sometimes called emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD).
Can you live with untreated BPD?
Living with untreated Borderline Personality Disorder may result in serious adverse consequences. Individuals with BPD are at an increased risk for self-mutilation, suicide, and violent behavior. If left untreated, your symptoms may even worsen the presence of another mental or physical health problem.
Do therapists hate borderlines?
Many therapists share the general stigma that surrounds patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Some even avoid working with such patients because of the perception that they are difficult to treat.
Is there hope for BPD?
Although many people with BPD clearly struggle for a long time, BPD is not a hopeless diagnosis, and many people recover. A second reason for hope is that treatment works. The most extensively researched treatment for BPD is dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), developed by Dr.
Is there a chat room for borderline personality disorder?
HealthfulChat is proud to offer peer support to those struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We aim to provide a supportive, non-judgemental atmosphere where one can feel understood and not feel the stigma associated with BPD.
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