Anyone know anything about BPD?
baahhumbug: I know a girl who I think may suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder but I'm not sure if that's really what it is or whether it may be something else. I want to help her but I'm not sure the best way to go about it. Any clues?
warehouseman: Yes, seek professional help. If your friend needs you to go with here for support, by all means go with her. But if you try to help someone with something you have no knowledge of, you can/will do more harm than good.
nashdawn: for years i had alot of things going on with me i couldnt explain i was reaching for help from friends and they were laughing i then found out i was bipolar the doctors put me on meds and since then my whole outlook on life and my well being has improved so much. so please stand by your friend and help as much as possible.
PerpetualDreamer: I'm not sure how you came by the belief of BPD. Its not as simple to see as bipolar. But either way, it does require professional medical advice. It is treatable. There is hope. Finding that hope is often hard. I am bipolar and BPD (among other things.) Please be there for your friend. Its a hard hard road to walk alone.
Joys_of_Susan: BPD or Borderline personality disorder is not a mental health illness as it is on Axis II. It is more like a set of personality traits. Most people diagnosed with BPD have been victims of childhood or sexual abuse. BPD is thus much more like a coping mechanism or a personality adaptation. It is most usually due to the effects of the experienced trauma that shatters one's world-view as one that is safe.
mjczarnowski: I have had Bipolar Disorder all of my life, but wasn't diagnosed with it until I was 27. Having bipolar for me is very exhausting and frustrating. Do you have any tips on how I can start feeling better?
nurse_kaz: borderline personality disorder is quite a difficult condition to assess, i agree with the others who have written back to you. there are many criteria that need to be met to be diagnosed with this disorder, the most you can do is support your friend but most of the work would be to do with the doctor/psychologist that is diagnosing them. there are many different therapies that they may need to look into.