People with BPD may experience psychosis only under extreme stress. They may experience forms of Dissociation called Depersonalization or Derealisation.
I personally have had some of these symptoms and starting when I was younger and continuing now that I am almost a senior.
An episode of psychosis is when a person has a break from reality and often involves seeing, hearing and believing things that aren’t real. Approximately 3 in 100 people will experience an episode of psychosis during their lives. Young adults are placed at an increased risk to experience an episode of psychosis because of hormonal changes in the brain that occur during puberty, but a psychotic episode can occur at any age.
Psychosis is not an illness, but a symptom. A psychotic episode can be the result of a mental or physical illness, substance use, trauma or extreme stress.
Symptoms of a psychotic episode can include incoherent speech and disorganized behavior, such as unpredictable anger, but psychosis typically involves one…
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