Doing something for others can help tamp down the emotional turmoil that defines BPD.
If you have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) it’s very likely that you feel unhappy more often than you feel happy.
Why is that?
Most people have experienced awe but typically find it difficult to describe. In other words, there are no words except, perhaps, for gobsmacked. Understanding awe may be helpful for people with BPD
Two authors propose that Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may, in fact, be one and the same thing. They argue this might also permit the controversial term Borderline Personality to be dropped from the diagnosis.
In the past 30 years, several treatments have helped people with BPD “turn the corner” so to speak by reducing the impact of the disorder to a meaningful degree. But where do they hope to find themselves? Cured? Recovered? In remission?. And what do those words mean? Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer.
In a sobering essay in a recent New York Times, staff writer David Brooks lays out a strategy for helping prevent the ever-increasing number of suicides in the United States.