Wait wait wait wait wait wait wait are you telling me that there’s five new symptoms of borderline personality disorder?
We talk about the problem but focus on the solution and welcome back to another beautiful day during Mental Health Awareness Month and today we’re gonna be talking about borderline personality disorder so we’re gonna be talking about five dysregulation symptoms of BPD this is something that Marsha Linehan talks about she’s one of the founders of dialectical behavioral therapy so do me a favor and please share this video if you’re somebody who struggles with BPD shedding this video might help other people understand what you’re going through but it will also help other people who might be struggling with BPD kind of understand what’s going on and they might be able to find the help that they need.
All right, so what is dysregulation simply put is the inability to manage something alright, it’s unmanageable okay so if you know somebody who struggles with BPD or you are somebody who struggles with BPD you know the things can become a little unmanageable so let’s get started and talk about the five symptoms of BPD when it comes to dysregulation .
Symptom #1 – Emotional Dysregulation:
This is pretty self-explanatory emotions are just all over the place they are bouncing around like crazy so in an average person emotions come back to center pretty easily okay depending on what the situation is like you might get really mad you might get really upset but then you’re like okay you have the ability to regulate your emotions and calm down okay but with somebody with BPD their emotions are bouncing all over the place all right so some studies show that BPD has an effect on the prefrontal cortex.
One of the responsibilities of the prefrontal cortex is emotional regulation so people with borderline typically bounce all over the place when it comes to their emotions that’s why sometimes BPD is misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder.
Symptom #2 – Interpersonal Dysregulation:
so typically the relationships that people with BPD have they’re often chaotic okay, whether that is a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, mom, dad, co-workers, anybody,friends it could be anybody it’s very hard to maintain these relationships that’s why the book that I reviewed on my channel not too long ago I hate you don’t leave me is a perfect title because people with BPD they’ll love you love you love you love you love you and then they like get the heck away from me you know but a lot of this also comes from their fears of abandonment and a lot of these fears are often imagined fears of abandon.
Symptom #3 self dysregulation:
People with BPD often do not have a stable sense of self. A lot of times they seem to lack their own identity that’s why a lot of actors and actresses have BPD, not all of them, but there are lot of who do because getting into a role helps give them an identity people at BPD often become one of those chameleons and they’ll try to blend in with different crowds they’re always searching for the next hobby or next thing to try to get some kind of identification so they know who they are.
Symptom #4 – Behavioural Dysregulation:
People with BPD are extremely impulsive and they often lack the ability to take a pause and properly assess what their behaviors will do what the outcome will be what the consequences will be this is why a lot of people with BPD get into substance abuse that’s why people with BPD there’s an issue of promiscuity okay they’re looking for these instant gratification ‘he’s not really seeing the overall picture about how this immediate reaction can actually cause them a lot of harm.
Symptom #5 – Cognitive Dysregulation:
A lot of people with BPD one of the symptoms is being disassociated, disconnected from reality this can create a sense of paranoia so when you combined a sense of paranoia with a fear of abandonment that’s often why if you’re dating somebody with BPD they can lash out and then you combine emotional dysregulation as well it becomes this whole whirlwind of a mask but a lot of people with BPD also disconnect from reality and sometimes it feels like they’re not even in a real place you know because they’re kind of having this like “out of touch experience”.