BPD: What is it, do you have it, and is it curable?
So maybe you’ve come across an infographic on social media or an article about BPD. You read about the chronic feelings of emptiness, deep fear of abandonment, the unstable or shifting self-image. It all just seems to fit. You might think: “that’s me. I’ve got BPD.” Then the Google rabbit hole begins… I remember being at this place in my journey. It was extremely overwhelming. I found a lot of resources that were helpful, but I also found a lot of information that made me feel like I was a hopeless and horrible person who could never find love or live a meaningful life because BPD was an “incurable lifelong disease.”
In this episode, I’ll be giving you the BPD basics. The information I wish I would have known at the beginning of my recovery journey that would have saved me a lot of time and suffering. By the end, you’ll view BPD in a completely different way. I’ll even provide you with some resources that will help you kick start your own journey.
💡 Questions answered and topics explored in this episode:
■ What is borderline personality disorder?
■ What does BPD stand for?
■ What is the DSM and what does it say about borderline personality disorder?
■ What does it mean to have BPD? What does it feel like?
■ What to do if you find yourself wondering, “do I have BPD?”
■ How you can begin self-healing from BPD symptoms if you don’t have access to adequate mental health care
■ How to get diagnosed with BPD (and why relentlessly pursuing a diagnosis might not be the most effective use of your time)
■ How people with BPD think
■ Is BPD curable? Can someone with BPD get better?
📝 Resources mentioned:
■ Book by James Davies “Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good
■ Free PDF DBT Skills Worksheet: “Check The Facts”
■ BPD self-management (article with tons of free resources and PDFs)
■ Article on the solution for black and white thinking (splitting)
■ Free PDF on the DBT “Wise Mind” concept
■ Byron Katie interview with Lewis Howes on the power of self-inquiry
■ “The Work” by Byron Katie – List of “The Four Questions”
■ Book by Martha Beck “The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self”
■ How to find your core values (full guide)
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