BPD, DBT, and bears — OH MY!

so a doctor finally sees it.  I’ve only been saying it for how many years now?  but finally, a specialist recognizes it – I have Borderline Personality Disorder.

it’s a breath of relief to be able to say that with more certainty, with a clinician’s loose opinion to back me up.

it doesn’t change who I am or how I function.  but it does mean that we may attack the Noise in my head in a different manner.

my psychiatrist wants me to start DBT – Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  basically training to rewire how your brain thinks, focusing strongly on things like mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and (what I really need help with) emotion regulation.

more details on this later, including what exactly Borderline is.

stay tuned!

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5 thoughts on “BPD, DBT, and bears — OH MY!

  1. Diagnosis is always a good feeling. Just having someone listen to me about my car problems and getting it correctly diagnosed was a big weight off my shoulders. Could only imagine it being about me. I am just learning about DBT myself as it is part of my new job I start on Monday. Would love to see updates on how you are handling it :).

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