Trauma after dating girl with bpd
Trauma after dating girl with bpd - updating tezzeret
The only thing is that I don't believe I was abused or traumatized as a child. My mom told me a few weeks ago that I used to always call for her "Mom, mom, mom, mom" until she'd answer me, then I wouldn't have anything to say. I think I had to be babysat a lot, but I'm not sure.I've read that abuse/trauma isn't a *requirement* for BPD, just something that many with BPD have in common. I remembered only an idyllic childhood all my life, until I started therapy about a year ago. I should ask my mom more about this stuff but I have a hard time talking to either of my parents.
She was unsure she would ever want to, or be able to, quit cutting when she turned eighteen and was no longer under her parents’ care.
Pamela most often cut on her arms but began cutting her stomach and upper thighs when she no longer wanted the cuts to be observable.
Outpatient treatment was ineffective and seemed to increase her desire for self-harm.
After looking up every personality disorder and ruling out bipolar disorder I've come to the conclusion that I've got BPD.
My therapist says it's likely, but she won't diagnose since she doesn't have enough experience with BPD.
A “fussy” baby and an emotional toddler, Pamela started experiencing difficulties at age ten with severe episodes of depression. At age 12 she began restricting how much she ate and experimented with some purging. Nothing worked as well as the cutting; she found herself cutting on a weekly basis.
She was reared under the care of her mother who spent a lot of time away from home, even though her mother did not need to work due to a very large inheritance.Overall, the features of BPD include unusually intense sensitivity in relationships with others, difficulty regulating emotions, and impulsivity.Other symptoms may include feeling unsure of one's personal identity, morals, and values; having paranoid thoughts when feeling stressed; dissociation and depersonalization; and, in moderate to severe cases, stress-induced breaks with reality or psychotic episodes.By the age of 15, Pamela had a highly conflicted relationship with her mother, mostly centered around Pamela’s use of drugs, Pamela’s poor choice in boyfriends, and Mom never being home.When I met Pamela as her therapist in a treatment program, she showed great difficulty trusting staff, peers, and other professionals due to the trauma she’d experienced from the wreckage of past relationships.Another type, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) may reduce the risk of suicide. While medications do not cure BPD, they may be used to help with the associated symptoms. Females are diagnosed about three times as often as males.