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Re: The best BPD website( has everything you need to know)

Postby Amelinia » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:04 am

Wermfud wrote:Bewilderness I agree totally. SSRIs including Prozac have done NOTHING for me, maybe even made it worse. They make me feel like I'm taking acid or something. I think this information is really out of date. The fact is, there is still no "cure" or real effective treatment for BPD aside from CBT and a lot of constant work on the patient's part.

*pulls out the zombie wand*

I wholeheartedly agree. I've tried paxil, celexa, serequel, tons of others, am currently on zoloft.
The only one that seemed to help for any time was Gabapentin. Either way, I still have the episodes of rage and acting out. However, my problem is that DBT and CBT, though completely logical, are beyond my reach at this time as well. I am amazingly self-aware (therapists' words, not mine), know all the ins and outs of therapy, know all the coping skills, can fix many others' problems (lololol), but still can't seem to do what it takes to keep myself from screwing it all up. It's fricking infuriating. I've done years of work and the progress is minimal at best. :x
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Re: Borderline depression and resource links

Postby MissAli » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:15 pm

Okay, so I just finished a book that started out REALLY good... and then went "pppbbblllllllsssshhh" at the end.

Don't waste your time on this one: The Prozac Diary, Lauren Slater

I thought someone who earned a Masters in psychology at Harvard and get a PhD in psychology from Boston University would have provided a good read, but you get lost in all the rhetorical "who cares" bullsh*t for the last 25 pages.

So in other words... I'm reading a new one called The Outsider. Its a son's account of his father's struggle with developing schizophrenia. Not BPD related, but I like to share good books and resources with you guys as I find them.


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Re: help with resources please, ty

Postby scottaleger » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:55 am

MSBLUE wrote:In many of the posts you will find good resources.

Here is just one more.


Anyone with any good resources and learning tools please feel free to add and share.

my best , dd

Thank You very much for this
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Re: Borderline depression and resource links

Postby weareme » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:25 pm


I also highly recommend "The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide"

I am currently reading an updated/revised version of "I Hate You Don't Leave Me" honestly I prefer the first book I mentioned above and I'm only 50 pages in.
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Re: Borderline depression and resource links

Postby Strength » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:59 pm

For those of you who have read some of these books (if not all) which one would you recommend I start with as a NON that has a serious girlfriend with BPD? What will help me cope and know how to help her? I know I can't fix her so-to-speak but which would be most useful for me?

http://www.amazon.com/When-Hope-Not-Eno ... not+enough

A lot of people have said that I Hate You...Don't Leave Me is a good book, but it was outdated, but there was a new edition published in 2010.

http://www.amazon.com/Hate-You-Dont-Lea ... BJ91GP9MYN


http://www.amazon.com/Stop-Walking-Eggs ... H8LFVEF3JH

Thank you for the responses in advance.
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Link for helping support a BPD sufferer

Postby definatelymaybe » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:56 pm

Hi all. Here is a hubpage I wrote about how to support someone with BPD. Feel free to check it out....

http://supersonic777.hubpages.com/hub/H ... y-Disorder

-- Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:59 pm --

Here is a link to my hubpage about how to get the best out of your doctor as a BPD sufferer....

http://supersonic777.hubpages.com/hub/H ... y-Disorder

Many thanks.
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Re: Borderline depression and resource links

Postby jackson3491 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:05 pm

I just read this and loved it. John Bradshaws "healing the shame that binds you"

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay
Love isn't love until you give it away
The only way out of the pain is through the pain
When I was young, I admired clever people
Now that I am old, I admire kind people
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Re: Borderline depression and resource links

Postby interestedinlearning » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:40 pm

Suicide Helpline Numbers
www.befrienders.org (if anyone is feeling suicidal, just go to this website and they have links for a helpline number in your country..they have a list of helpline numbers for many countries all over the world)

Samaritans: http://www.samaritans.org/ They have a phone, letter and email service and the phone operators are trained specifically in dealing with people in emotional distress.

Safety Plan-for anyone thinking of/planning suicide

http://www.studentsagainstdepression.or ... odule1.pdf

The website "StudentsAgainstDepression" is specifically catered to depression however I think some of the coping skills would help borderlines. There are some workbooks where you just fill them in and they're very good. There is some information on how to deal with self-harm too.
http://www.studentsagainstdepression.or ... -own-life/

Women's Aid
http://www.womensaid.org.uk/ (for anyone in an abusive relationship)

BPD-Understanding it
This explains the borderline mindset well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_--SCmZ9Fc

There's a very good radio discussion on BPD and the link is on this website: http://www.frankyeomans.com/publications.php (both the borderline mindset and this link are about TFP-Transference Focused Psychotherapy, which is a psychodynamic approach deliberately tailored to meet the needs of borderlines)

Healing From BPD http://www.my-borderline-personality-disorder.com/
This is a website by a female BPD sufferer who is using DBT skills to overcome it. It really helped me increase my understanding of BPD.

Depression and Anxiety
"The Feeling Good Handbook" by David D. Burns. It's a great book for dealing with Axis I disorders depression and anxiety, which are often comorbid with BPD.
http://www.amazon.com/Feeling-Good-Hand ... d+handbook

"Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing How You Think" by Dennis Greenburger and Christine Padesky
http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Over-Mood-Ch ... pd_sim_b_7

Coping Skills
Centre for Clinical Interventions-they have workbooks on a number of areas which may affect borderlines like anxiety, depression, perfectionism, an assertiveness course etc.

The "distress tolerance" course is basically DBT so it'd be particularly helpful for BPD sufferers

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Re: Borderline depression and resource links

Postby faeriefate » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:04 am

I haven't been diagnosed, but I'm looking around for possibilities for this, whatever it is, that's ruining my life. I found this, and it sounds like me. I mean, it sounds like someone looked at my life, found everything that's been bothering me, and put it into a video.

Borderline Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment - YouTube

Can I get confirmation from someone who experiences it? If I go to my therapist empty handed she will probably tell me I have depression or ADHD again, but I don't think that's it. I mean, I might only experience one symptom of ADHD if any, and anti-depressants just don't work. They actually make it worse.
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Re: Borderline depression and resource links

Postby Cheze2 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:14 pm

I personally do not like that video. Especially where this person says that "BPD is one of the worst personality disorders to have." This is not a very hope inspiring statement in my opinion. Recovery from BPD is real.

If you are looking for something that describes BPD I would recommend asking your therapist/doctor to go over the DSM BPD criteria with you.
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