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Suffering from personality disorder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Ok, so I think I might have borderline personality "disorder" if you will. I tend to experience my emotions in extremes in addition to other things that according to a bunch of books and online things I've read match up with borderline "symptoms"? Are there things I can do at home to "fix" myself??
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   21
Doctor :   Can you explain your symptoms?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   I very easily get into a panic state, not an attack but just extreme feelings of anger or hate towards myself or others and then within an hour can feel on top of the world like nothing can affect me. I tend to be excessive when I indulge in anything. Typically drinking and the way I drive. I used to "cut" when I was in middle school and highschool but only deep enough where I would scab but no scars. In relationships I constantly sway back and forth in love and totally out
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   As far back as I can remember. My parents dismissed me and told me I was selfish and immature for wanting to commit suicide. I learned to bottle it up. I think it greatly affected the way I react to things, sort of like learned behaviours and I dont know how to get out of the extreme cycle of emotions and behaviour
Doctor :   Why did you want to commit suicide? Is there any stressful situation in life now?
User :   I recently got married. He has been abusive and I grew up with alot of abuse. No one can tell from the outside but I am so emotionally fragile on the inside. I dont keep friends well, I always manage to find a paranoid reason of why they are doing someting wrong to me, even when they arent
User :   My time is up, thank you for this chat. It helped a litte
Doctor :   Did you ever explain your feelings to your hubby
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