Are people still diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

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  1. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image71
    FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 13 years ago

    Are people still diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

    I am currently taking an abnormal psyc. class and just finished the chapter on personality disorders. After reading up on Borderline Personality,  I found that most of the symptoms described were similar to behaviors I had as a child and even know. Does it seem that Psychiatrist just by pass these much more “involved” disorders and label everything as depression?
    Do you know anyone who has been given this diagnosis? If so, did it take years or was it recognized quickly?

  2. Michael Durden profile image70
    Michael Durdenposted 13 years ago

    Yes, people are still diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. That is, if they exhibit the signs and symptoms of said disorder (black and white thinking, moodiness that comes and goes relatively quickly, distorted sense of self, conflicts with personal relationships, attaching to people quickly and then detaching greatly after small conflicts, etc.).

    1. juliemaggie profile image61
      juliemaggieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The new trend in the past two years is re labeling this illness as EID which stand for Emotional Intensity Disorder and there is a higher rate of people being diagnosed with this illness as well.  Nancy Blume is either a great marketer or she has dev

  3. cathylynn99 profile image74
    cathylynn99posted 13 years ago

    i know a person with borderline. she got her diagnosis quickly, but every time she gets a new doc, he considers bipolar or something else before he comes around again to borderline.

    symptoms in addition to those in the previous answer may include substance abuse, thoughts or acts of suicide, paranoia, other self-harm such as cutting.

    point out your similarities to the profile you read in your texts to your doc.

  4. nora.elizabeth profile image61
    nora.elizabethposted 13 years ago

    Borderline PD is still on Axis 2 in the DSM and people are still diganosised with it. I work in a group home with people who suffer from mental illnesses and I have a few who have BPD comorbid with another DO.

    It's funny that you say you have symptoms of this DO because I did as well, and once was even dignosised with it...I found out later that I wasn't. Either that or I grew out of it. The thing about BPD is a person can "recover" from it. Since this DO has to do with the personality a person can go through treatment such as, DBT (dialetical behavioral therapy) to help ease the symtoms. Medicine is also used in treatment, usually SSRI's and other types of anti-depressants, SSNRI's.

    With my experience, I had an eating disorder and when I was in treatment they also said I had BPD. Years later I look back and I do not have ANY of the symptoms of the DO now. I believe that a person can see that their behavior is wrong or is affecting their life and can make the change.

    I believe that psychiatrist do have a tendency to diagnosis incorrectly. Since many DO have the same symptoms sometimes its hard and its always good to get second opinions.

    As for the BPD being viewed early I think a lot of people just view it as bi-polar DO. Many people who have BPD are diagnosised with bi-polar at first. When it comes to BPD I think the symptoms can be easy to identify. That is just me though wink

  5. Sher Lessons profile image61
    Sher Lessonsposted 13 years ago

    I know someone who eventually was diagnosed with it but this was after being diagnosed with Bi-polar, depression, anxiety.  Many psychiatrist's, therapists and medications later.  By that time she was old enough to make her own decisions and declined all help and treatment.

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    Marie-AnneLeClercposted 13 years ago

    First of all there is someone here on hub pages that I strongly recommend. Not sure if I am allowed to disclose this here and now... Though if you look up bpd - you will find it listed... 

    To answer your question Bpd is a very controversial subject. There is a lot of info as well as much stigma surrounding bpd.

    It is however, thought to be an illness regarding upbringing & traumatic experiences, though new medical facts also prove that it is a 'biological' condition and therefore is genetic and is hereditary amongst families.

    Though also take note that in the psych- trials;  Not all people were to do with traumatic cases in terms of upbringing. Statistic results showed that there were a number of borderlines who had  been brought up in a normal & well adjusted environment.

    Scientific reasons for this determines that the cause is unknown and that the major factor is to do with the genes. Being predisposed 'genetically' will increase the chances of bpd. 

    Updates of Bpd is that it is a 'biological' disorder.  Controversial to the earlier diagnostic manual from the last several decades that has now been updated, it is now medically termed as a 'biological' medical disorder.   

    References seek google; bpd central; & many other info centres regarding bpd...

    Interesting observations on bpd is that they are highly intelligent, highly sensitive as well as emitting very strong empathic skills when dealing with other people.

  7. juliemaggie profile image61
    juliemaggieposted 9 years ago

    Yes I do know people who have been given this diagnosis and not sure why anyone would want this label or the negative connotations that go with it.
    Actually, in the past few recent years it has been relabeled as EID Emotional Intensity Disorder and the old treatment of DBT has been replaced by the STEPPS and STAIRWAYS program developed by Nancy Blume and is being used all over the world in cluding Canada, Europe, China - it is either a trend and she is a great marketer or it works!
    Actually, the frequency of Emotional Intensity Disorder being diagnosed is literally rising like heat from a fire.


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