Living With Borderline Personality Disorder Essay

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder is either waking up on the wrong side of the bed or the right side of the bed. Patient A has been living with Borderline personality disorder, also known as BPD for four years now. I chose to interview Patient A because I also was diagnosed with BPD and wanted to see what another person living with this disorder thinks and feels. First off, what is borderline personality disorder? Borderline personality disorder is a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image and functioning (Borderline Personality Disorder, 2016). I wanted to know what symptoms of BPD are and Patient A stated, “symptoms of BPD are impulsive actions or behaviors, really unhealthy relationships, it’s all or nothing, there can be no in the middle with relationships, feeling alone or isolated, feeling empty, always being afraid of being abandoned, and mood swings,” (A, 2016). When researching symptoms of BPD, a lot of what Patient A said came up. I wanted to know more about being afraid of abandonment and having unhealthy relationships so I did a little digging. Patient A described her relationships as being ‘all or nothing.’ When I asked her to explain, she said that all of her relationships were very close and personal relationships. She does not want or even know how to have a relationship with someone that is more of an acquaintance relationship. She feels like those types of relationships are superficial
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