Tag Archives: Symptoms

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Interpersonal Effectiveness (Part one – an overview)

Please note: All handouts are courtesy of Marsha Linehan, in her book “Skills Training Manual for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder”. She retains the copyright. As I now have a little more time on my hands I am resurrecting my review of the book “Skills Training Manual for treating Borderline Personality Disorder” by Marsha […]

Worst medical 10 days for as long as I can remember.

I actually feel as though I am dying. I did something stupid, but once I had started there was no going back, but I don’t know how much longer I can take it. Three weeks ago, I decided to reduce my Escitalopram from 20mg per day to 10mg per day, simply by breaking it in […]

The proposed new criteria for the diagnosis of BPD (DSM-5 2013)

The proposed¬†DSM-5¬†(2013) diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder has been published. The essential features of a personality disorder are impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits. To diagnose borderline personality disorder, the following criteria must be met: A. Significant impairments in personality functioning manifest by: 1. Impairments in […]

Bad Cervical Screening Result

So yesterday before I went on my date, I was opening my post, to find a letter containing the results of my cervical smear (PAP) test results. The letter said that they had found evidence of a Human Papilloma Virus Infection (HPV) and dyskaryosis in some of the cells on my cervix. At first, when […]


Apologies for my locked post yesterday – I had what so many of us know as a ‘Borderline Rage’ – total, complete and absolutely uncontrollable rage which came about in a split second and disappeared just as quickly. I felt that writing my thoughts down (and therefore getting them out of my head) would help, […]

So useless.

I don’t know if I’m even articulate enough to get out what I need to say. I feel like a useless piece of shit. My mind is broken and so is my body. Today I have driven up to stay with Jen for the night. We have a dog event tomorrow which is close to […]

The lengths we go to.

After reading a post on Lexi’s blog about how bulimia is disgusting, and dirty, rather than beautiful and strong, I was reminded of one of the worst experiences I had with the disorder. I am sharing this in order to show those people, currently thinking that bulimia is an easy way to lose weight (you […]