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Hi! My name is Katherine Durrance, but preffered the name Ka

Hi! My name is Katherine Durrance, but preffered the name Kat and i'm 18 years old with Borderline Personality Disorder. My life has been spiraling out of control with self harm, suicidal attempts, and suicidal thoughts. It's been like this for 4 years straight and i now just got diagnosed with BPD a few weeks ago.
What is BPD and can it be Fixed because i need some help understanding my life and my BPD and how their conected.

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Nov 7

Hi Kat, welcome to the BPD Support Group. Congratulations on searching for answers. Having a diagnosis is really helpful in terms of learning what you can do to heal. BPD can definitely be healed, although we may or may not continue to need a little extra attention and support now and then throughout our lives. There's a lot of positive new research being done along with some proven approaches to treating BPD - Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Mentalization Therapy, Transference-focused Therapy, and psychoanalysis have all been shown to benefit those of us with Borderline. DBT is the most widely available in the U.S.; Schema and Mentalization Therapy are more widely available in Europe, as I understand it. DBT consists of both individual therapy along with two hour weekly group classes that teach the DBT skills. These are designed to help with regulating emotions, being more mindful, becoming more effective in interpersonal relations, and tolerating distress without harming ourselves or others. Your provider may be able to refer you, or you could call your local crisis line and ask them for referrals, as well. Sometimes they have more information than individual providers do. Welcome again. <3

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RainbowChard's picture
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Nov 7

@Lassie - research, treatment, and attitudes concerning BPD have changed quite a lot over the past two decades. BPD used to carry a strong stigma but today as there are several proven pathways to recovery, clinicians are much more open minded when it comes to BPD, and patients are seeing much better treatment outcomes. I was diagnosed over 20 years ago and have seen the difference firsthand both inpatient and outpatient. There's a lot to be grateful for, and reason for hope. <3

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Nov 7

@Lassie maybe another avenue to look at is a depression that inflicts some females around there Menstural cycle, Prozac is prescribed for this disorder

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