Beyond BPD – Stability and the lack of Symptoms


English: Borderline personality sufferers ofte...

English: Borderline personality sufferers often like to present themselves with an image that is “bad”; in ways including wearing “gothic” style clothing, heavy makeup, and other unusual fashion statements. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I stated in my recent post I have been experiencing a period of relative stability for a while now. Whether this is remission, recovery or will last remains to be seen but for now it’s all good. I thought it would be helpful, to me and others, to examine the DSM IV criteria for BPD and how I stand in relation to each currently… Continue reading

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5 Great Things People say about me – and why I can’t believe them…


Borderline personality sufferers often like to...

Borderline personality sufferers often like to present themselves with an image that is “bad”; in ways including wearing “gothic” style clothing, heavy makeup, and other unusual fashion statements. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I know that it is not just down to having Borderline Personality Disorder that I have this problem, I know that people who don’t have BPD also have this problem.

The problem is the inability to accept compliments. Continue reading

Paranoia, Delusions and Dissociation in Borderline Personality Disorder


Paranoia, delusions and dissociation are the subject of the ninth diagnostic criteria for BPD.

The DSM IV-TR states:

9. transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms

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