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Re: Is the psychosis in BPD real psychosis?

Posted by alexandra_k on July 25, 2005, at 4:38:36

In reply to Re: Is the psychosis in BPD real psychosis? Deneb, posted by alexandra_k on July 25, 2005, at 4:35:14

Oh...

Episodes of 'borderline psychosis' typically differ from 'genuine' psychotic episodes because borderlines typically retain their reality testing.

That means... You might think that people wish you harm... But you still kind of know it isn't true or that it isn't definately true. You don't retain the belief 'despite incontrovertible and / or obvious proof or evidence to the contrary'.

When reality testing goes out the window people are supposed to be CERTAIN that their belief is true and their belief is not supposed to be amenable to counter-evidence or reason in general.

But that being said... Sometimes reality testing can go out the window for a little while (usually very short lived) when under extreme stress...

 

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