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Balancing on the Borderline

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Some of us struggle to stay above the dark water threatening to pull us under. It takes so much energy and stamina, but you come out a stronger person. The trick is to look deep enough to find the strength you need. Keep looking...it's there. You are reading page 3 of Balancing on the Borderline. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

DSkelton711 has 25+ years experience and specializes in OB/GYN/Neonatal/Office/Geriatric.

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I think you should see a psychiatrist and tell them about your very high highs and low lows. Your diagnoses may be more clear cut now that you are an adult. Then you can make an informed decision on what to do next. Good Luck.

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iwanna specializes in behavioral health.

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I see that you have some great replies. I agree that DBT is a good treatment choice. It works for many, and I believe was originated by Marsha Linehan. She has recovered from BPD.

I have an adult daughter with BPD. I was in therapy to learn how to communicate with her. We were always in a circular arguement. I learned so much, and I belong to a support group for parents of BPD children.

I hear they have talked about changing the name of BPD to Emotional Regulation Disorder. I sure hope so, as I hate the term Borderline.

As someone else mentioned that you must take care of yourself before you can take care of others. On an airplane they tell mothers to put their oxygen mask on first before helping little ones. So, before you can take care of patients, you must take care of yourself. Please find a good therapist, one that specializes in BPD, and a good psychiatrist.

Nursing is stressful. But, if the desire is there,and you are compliant with your treatment, you can do it. Trust me, there are many nurses with BPD. I worked in psychiatric hospital and we had several nurses with various mental illnesses. ie BPD, Bipolar, MDD. They made great nurses!! (not untreated, though) And, I think the one psychiatrist was NPD!

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I haven't read all the other comments, but the school's disability department is your friend! They can help find solutions and help you succeed. Of course, you may also need help from a doctor too.

Don't give up!

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