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October, 2017

 

How does cannabis affect people with borderline personality disorder?

Cannabis can help treat the symptoms of anxiety, depression, mood swings, suicidal ideation. These are all pretty common afflictions those with BPD struggle with. A lot more research needs to be done in order for anyone to specifically be able to tell you what strains are helpful for what, how much you should use, and any possible negative side effects of usage. If you are like me, and can’t wait for the scientific community to get of their ass and realize the potential of this miracle plant, you are stuckRead More


7 Signs You’re An Introverted Narcissist

1.  You’re Irresponsible According to Lawson, one of the signs that someone has a personality disorder like Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which is what introverted and extroverted narcissists both show signs of, is that they’re unable or unwilling to act responsibly. They do things that are irresponsible to compensate for feeling (internally) like they’re less than. They’re sensitive, immature, and irresponsible, which can make interacting with them a little bit difficult. “For these individuals, lack of effort or follow-through protects them from facing their ‘normalness’ by not even trying,” Lawson says. “‘That projectRead More


5 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Wish They’d Never Have To Hear Again

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Communitywith borderline personality disorder (BPD) to tell us what they wish people would stop saying to them about BPD. Somewhere between 1.6% and 5.9% of adults in the US have BPD, a personality disorder that’s characterized by difficulty regulating emotion. People with BPD can experience severe mood swings, poor self-image, and volatile relationships. You can learn more about the symptoms of BPD here. There are lots of misconceptions about BPD out there, maybe because of how it’s portrayed (and not portrayed) in pop culture, and because of assumptionsRead More


In Conflict with a Narcissist? 6 Reasons to Watch Your Back

Fighting with a narcissist can be a mind-bending, disorienting, and terrible experience, especially if the conflict marks the end of an intimate relationship. Yes, all conflicts are hard but these are in a category of their own. What went on was unreal. He made things up out of whole cloth, and told the world, the minute I announced I couldn’t stay in the marriage. He made me out to be a crazy monster, an insatiable greedy hag who made him work his fingers to the bone and was never happy.Read More


How Empaths are Affected by Natural Disasters

Empaths are people who can feel what others are feeling and the intensity of those feelings. Empaths are able to feel what it’s like being in the shoes of another person. They are unique people with a determination to understand the perspectives and struggles that other people are going through or have gone through. Hurricane Harvey hit landfall on August 25, 2017 in several parts of Texas. This was and continues to be a tragedy as hundreds of thousands of people and families who don’t know where they will beRead More


What It’s Like to Experience ‘Emotional Dissociation’

Angela Theresa Dissociation is a hallmark of borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is marked by rapid mood swings and unstable shifts in identity and relationships. I was diagnosed with borderline by a school psychologist in 2016 and re-diagnosed by a psychiatrist in 2017 after two years of suspecting that I had the illness. Because I experienced a unique form of dissociation, I often questioned whether or not I had the disorder. For the longest time, when I heard my friends describe their experiences with dissociation, I couldn’t relate, to the point whereRead More


What it’s like to live with two personality disorders

    Hattie Gladwell for Metro.co.uk People look at me in confusion when I tell them I have two personality disorders. And I’ll admit that often, I’m confused about it myself.  I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in early 2016, and borderline personality disorder just five months ago. I first went to the doctor after having a serious meltdown. I’d been having lots of them throughout 2015 and they were getting worse every time. Alongside my meltdowns, which often included screaming, shouting and sobbing until my lungs couldn’t bear it,Read More


What it’s like to live with two personality disorders

However, some things didn’t change. I was still irritable. I was intensely emotional. I couldn’t cope with being alone. I had a constant fear of being abandoned. I saw my psychiatrist once again to explain how I was feeling. I told him things weren’t making sense; I was no longer manic, nor depressed, but I didn’t feel right. I didn’t feel okay. (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) He agreed that it was strange and went on to ask me some questions about my lifestyle. My work, my relationships, my friends,Read More


How to Identify Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders

Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder are two different conditions that are often confused with each other because both include some similar symptoms. Identifying which disorder an individual has is an important step in determining the correct treatment. Bipolar Disorder This condition was formerly known as manic depression. A person with bipolar disorder has dramatic mood swings that range from excessively “high” or manic to depressed. These different states can last from days to months, with periods of normal moods in between. During mania, people with bipolar disorder may feelRead More


How to Identify Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders

Although some of the symptoms of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder are similar, there are noticeable differences between the two conditions. 1) Onset of symptoms For someone with BPD, the symptoms of the condition come out as part of their basic personality. This includes difficulty interacting with other people and the world in general, usually starting in adolescence or younger. This differs from bipolar disorder, in which the individual baseline for both emotion and behavior are normal. Mood swings connected with bipolar episodes are noticeably different from the person’sRead More