Borderline Personality Disorder / #insidemyhead

Through Those Hazel Eyes

Hi, I’m Louise and I have Borderline Personality Disorder.

This is the first time I’ve publicly admitted that this disorder is what I have. My close friends and family know but unless I’ve told you, you’ve probably haven’ noticed. So I’m just going to go through the basics with you.

* BPD affects 5.9% of adults (about 14 million Americans) at some time in their life*

What is Borderline Personality Disorder/ BPD (for short)?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that centers on the inability to manage emotions effectively. The disorder occurs in the context of relationships: sometimes all relationships are affected, sometimes only one. It usually begins during adolescence or early adulthood.
Most people who have BPD suffer from problems regulating their emotions and thoughts, impulsive and sometimes reckless behavior, and unstable relationships.

A person with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety…

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