Tami Green borderline personality disorder tesT

"Tami Green's life story of Borderline Personality Disorder recovery offers hope and inspiration.”

— BLAISE A. AGUIRRE, MD

STAFF PSYCHIATRIST AT MCLEAN HOSPITAL AND AN INSTRUCTOR IN PSYCHIATRY AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

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4. Impulsivity in at least 2 areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating). Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in criterion 5.

(We are just trying to feel better because we live in so much pain. I hope you want to understand. -Tami)

Impulsivity and self-destructiveness in borderline personality disorder encompass many behaviors, including gambling, spending, binge eating and sexual promiscuity. Substance abuse is also frequent: alcohol and substance abuse or dependence are seen in more than 50% of patients with the disorder. The combination of substance use and borderline personality disorder is associated with an increased risk of completed suicide.* According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition by the American Psychiatric Association, this is one of the nine criteria used to diagnosis BPD.

Conclusion: I work with so many with Borderline that have this symptom. We drink, abuse drugs, have sex, get in fights, have eating disorders. Once we recover from BPD, we no longer need these things. We feel in control and learn healthy coping skills. Most of all, we are finally happy 😊BPD is highly treatable. I got better, so can you!

*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3494330/