Monday, September 10, 2012
Does the expression "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" remind you of your spouse or partner?
Does the expression "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" remind you of your spouse or partner, too? Have you ever thought that they were two different people - one minute they are the greatest, most kind and affectionate partner, and then suddenly an awful, mean, frightening person?
How could someone so good, turn around and become so bad, then flip back to again? You may be dealing with someone with a personality disorder or a mood disorder like Borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Borderline personality disorder is also known as Emotional Dysregulation Disorder, and is often misdiagnosed as Bipolar disorder, depression, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For example a study by researchers at the University of North Texas and Brown University found that nearly 40% of people with BPD in the study sample had previously received a misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder.
I Hate You, Don't Leave Me
"I hate you, don't leave me", the title of Jerold Kreisman's (MD) 1991 book describing Borderline personality disorder has become a a widely accepted short description of the disorder. What to know more? Take a look at this video on the symptoms of the symptoms of Borderline personality disorder.
The BPDfamily.com site contain many articles and information about both Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder and has members available 24 a day to answer your questions. If you are struggling with a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde relationship, BPDfamily may be a good resource for you.
BPDFamily.com is an online support group for the family members of individuals suffering from Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other personality and impulse disorders. It's 100,000 members are genuine and caring. The group, established in 1998, was one of the first "cyber" support groups to be recognized by the medical establishment and receive professional referrals. Read more at Wikipedia.