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Re: ADD vs. Borderline personality disorder

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Originally Posted by Funky1 View Post
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with BPD and it got me thinking and doing some research into it. I noticed there are a lot of similar symptoms between the two, and now I can't help wondering if the fact that ADD meds don't seem to really help me all that much points to the possibility that maybe my problem is something else entirely. The main issues that plague me are centered around impulsiveness, a history of reckless behavior, and various social and mood issues. The reason I'm starting to look more closely at BPD is because one of the main symptoms listed appears to be an overwhelming fear of abandonment, and a whole host of issues stemming from it. that one hits close to home for me, and wood definitely help to explain a lot of the problems I have come across through my life.

My question is, might there be anyone here who has followed a similar path of discovery? Anyone who thought they had attention deficit disorder and then came to find out that it was actually a personality disorder instead? I know, I know... Ask my doctor. The problem is I just barely acquired new health insurance, and as such will be searching for a new doctor as soon as my card arrives, so as of now I am pretty much on my own. Thought I would throw some feelers out here to see if maybe anyone had some similar experiences that could potentially help point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance!

ADHD is often misdiagnosed as BPD, but they are quite different- especially in terms of self harm, and inability to form a close relationship. ADHD can burn a lot of relationships, but usually we are warm and form attachment relationships easily.

As a rough guide, if you have a close, loving relationships, (as opposed to a coercive, bullying relationship) then BPD is unlikely.

BPD is usually the result of severe emotional abuse in infancy.

Ive looked after 2 when I was a doctor, and they were very difficult. Both self harmed obsessively, one got her satisfaction by driving her carers mad, the other had this hopeless conviction that she was unlovable, and that Jesus wanted her to kill herself.
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