Posted by: Skye | 2008/12/10

Borderline Personality Disorder or rude

I tend to push the people in my life away. I will get angry and explode about insignificant things, and then say things that really hurt them. They then either hate or despise me. The I feel depressed about what I' ve done, and realising that I am alone. I then have suicidal notions, actually having the pills or the blade in my hand, but never going through with it. This has happened a number of times. I have no self-confidence or self-esteem, I basically think nothing of myself, I shrug off compliments. But on the other hand I' m also very caring, I like to take care of those close to me and see to their needs more than I do mine. Do I have Borderline Personality Disorder, or some other type of mental disorder, or am I just plain rude and angry, and need to be treated for that?

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SOunds most unpleasant, but at least, apparently, you recognize that this problem exists. But what diagnosis might explain this unfortunate behaviour can't be decided by remote control --- you should arrange to see a good local shrink for a proper assessment, and a iscussion of the significance to the reslts. You do seem, whatever else is troubling you, to be describing a sadly low self-esteem, which can respond well to CBT counselling. This doesn't sound particularly like Borderline PD, and should respond to treatment

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