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Doh! Lost my first reply! Amandafran

Posted by Racer on October 26, 2006, at 20:58:52

In reply to Re: I need some help, posted by Amandafran on October 26, 2006, at 14:11:59

> Does anyone perhaps know of any online communities...(besides this one) that deals strictly with BPD??

I did a very, very brief google, and found two straight off the bat:

I'm sure if you look a bit more, you can find more.

>What makes me so different? What makes me different is the way I see things and interpret things in the world. And yet no amount of medication is going to help me.
> I dont know what to do.

Heheheh, please don't take this the wrong way, but I think that statement above, about no amount of medication helping you, is a product of the sort of thinking that you're talking about... Don't you think it's just a little, how can I say this? A little absolute?

First of all, let me say that I'm guessing a lot of your distress right now is simply having a label applied. Even if you knew about it, thought it fit you, are relieved to have a name for what's going on -- there's still got to be an ajustment period for any sort of diagnosis, while you integrate it into your self-image. I hope things will ease for you soon.

But I don't think you got something I wrote to you already: the new accepted wisdom is that personality disorders are actually LESS static over time than Axis I disorders like depression or anxiety. All that stuff about, "Oh, it's a PD, there's no hope of any meaningful improvement" has proven to be wrong. In fact, the most recent article I've read on the subject says that PDs improve much more than Axis I disorders like depression. It's OK to go through an adjustment phase at getting that diagnosis, but I really hope you don't take the bleakest view of it.

I hope that helps.




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