ASPD and BPD

Posted by Jim, Volunteer Mentor @jimhd, Mar 26 1:42pm

APSD, Antisocial Personality Disorder
BPD, Borderline Personality Disorder

I'm looking for people who have been diagnosed with one or both of these disorders, to understand more about them. How do you manage the symptoms? What are the symptoms you experience? I was diagnosed with BPD when I was in a post-suicide-attempt facility, but psychiatrists I've seen since then haven't ever mentioned it to me.

Jim

@mattrix169

Hi Matt. I started this discussion thread, thinking that others who are diagnosed with BPD or ASPD, or have a friend or relative who is, might have helpful insights. Let's see if anyone will join our conversation.

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I see that you already started a discussion thread about Antisocial Personality Disorder. I'll contribute to the one you started.

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@jimhd I also will follow this thread because i have been diagnosed with both disorders and managing the symptoms of one over the other is very tricky

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Hello @jimhd and @mattrix169

I'm finding your discussion interesting. As I am somewhat familiar with Bipolar Disorder, however, I wasn't familiar with personality disorders. I did look at Mayo's website and found this information. Here is the link,
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/personality-disorders/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354468
I would be interested in knowing how you both describe your symptoms and if the treatment suggested fits the description given in this article.

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@hopeful33250 For me it is very difficult to explain but ill try. Where both are cluster b personalities they are very co-morbid with each other they do share some similar triats but with borderline there are a possible 256 combinations for it with my symptoms I have extreme anger and aggression and with the antisocial it is the same I do have a tendency to find ways to break laws and violate social norms I am currently enrolled in mental health councelling and on medication to help me out I take clonazopam to keep me calm and it seems to work every day is very difficult because i can go from 0-100 in a matter of seconds

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@hopeful33250

Hello @jimhd and @mattrix169

I'm finding your discussion interesting. As I am somewhat familiar with Bipolar Disorder, however, I wasn't familiar with personality disorders. I did look at Mayo's website and found this information. Here is the link,
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/personality-disorders/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354468
I would be interested in knowing how you both describe your symptoms and if the treatment suggested fits the description given in this article.

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@hopeful33250 Thanks for the link, Teresa. I could see myself several times, reading through the numerous personality disorders and their signs. I'll write more when I can revive my dead phone.

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@hopeful33250 yes i agree thank you it will def something I look at forsure

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@hopeful33250

Looking at the signs of the various personality disorders, I see some in myself under:

Borderline PD – unstable or fragile self-image, up and down mood, suicidal thoughts, fear of being abandoned, ongoing feelings of emptiness;

APD – Avoidant pd – sensitive to criticism or rejection, feeling inadequate, inferior or unattractive, socially timid, avoiding new activities or greeting strangers, shyness in social situations and personal relationships, fear of failure, fear of disapproval, embarrassment or ridicule;

Dependent pd – lack of self-confidence, difficulty making even small decisions, difficulty disagreeing with others because of fear of disapproval, tolerance of poor or abusive treatment;

Obsessive-compulsive pd – (not the same as OCD) preoccupation with details, orderliness or rules, perfectionism resulting in dysfunction or distress when it's not achieved, inability to delegate tasks, difficulty discarding broken or worthless items. Interesting, no?

I never saw all of these character traits as indicators of a personality disorder. I just think of them as my quirks. (Quirks – that's a kind of weird word)

Matt, @mattrix169 anger hasn't been a problem with me, though I know that I'm more easily irritated and frustrated than I've ever been. I've been a consistent, patient, kind and gentle person. It seems to have changed when I began experiencing depression and suicidal ideation and anxiety disorder and PTSD 20 years ago.

It's time to set the table for supper, so I'll end this self inventory.

Jim

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