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  2. When people develop eating disorders, it isn't really about food. Anorexia or bulimia can usually be traced to an underlying emotional issue, where control over food or food as comfort is a way to self-treat. Often, the condition that leads to restricting food or binging and purging is really anxiety. Eating disorder begins with the intention to lose weight and control eating. But in some situations, this good intentions may go badly in the wrong way resulting to develop various disorders. But the most common is the depression. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the most common anxiety disorder to co-occur with an eating disorder. Those who have both disorders often develop compulsive rituals connected to food, such as weighing every bit of food or cutting it into tiny pieces, or even binge eating.
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  4. Hey CJ, I am 36 and was diagnosed with BPD 5 years ago.I have a partner who I love very much but it's hard for her to understand my condition and I feel alone,isolated and misunderstood at times:( I have joined this forum in hope of finding likeminded people. So hi and hope you reply:)
  5. Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. ... Feeling sad or having a depressed mood. It's often said that depression results from a chemical imbalance, but that figure of speech doesn't capture how complex the disease is. ... Rather, there are many possible causes of depression, including faulty mood regulation by the brain, genetic vulnerability, stressful life events, medications, and medical problems. Depression is a common mental disorder that causes people to experiencedepressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. Depression is different from feeling down or sad.
  6. Loneliness, in fact, is more dangerous than isolation because it increases a person’s mortality rate. There are some strategies to fight with such issues: - Make a plan. There are two basic types of loneliness. ... Do something — anything. ... Explore your faith. ... Bond with a dog. ... Have realistic standards. ... Think beyond yourself. ... Reach out to a lonely person. ... Call, don't post.
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  8. I have got a house from the council and I am now in it but surrounded by bloody boxes everywhere I got some stuff for my guinea pigs and guess what came in more bloody boxes All of the important stuff has been unpacked and there is just sort of little bits here and there but need on packing but I will the rooms are set up so I can use them no problem so I'm not too fast about unpacking the boxes I'm not going to use the way I see is this if I don't your stuff in the next four weeks stuff in the box says it's going to be thrown out Sorry for the mistakes in my post my Apple's dictation is being absolutely shit It gets worse with every update to the operating system Are used to be really good but now it's a load of crap My living room is 15 foot long by 9 1/2 foot wide my bedroom is 12 foot long by 9 foot wide I don't know what the measurements for the bathroom and kitchen all but those are the main rooms So there is plenty of space for me my guinea pigs and all my instruments somehow I managed to fill a box up entirely with different flutes fuck sake
  9. I think having the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder in my case it's not completely right I actually think I have a lot of schizophrenic traits that have yet to be explored the hearing voices one is a major link I sometimes also have a really altered view of reality and mental fragmentation which also fits into the schizophrenic camp I'm trying to get an appointment with a consultant psychiatrist to have the diagnosis we looked at because the registrar is not going to have the experience to actually really discuss what the hell is going on But trying to get a psychiatric appointment is like trying to get blood out of a stone *sy*
  10. hi l am russ maybe we can chat on here many thanks russ l know how you feel
  11. Hello, I am new. Just wondering if there is any access for chat on this site? Feeling a little upset and got no one to share with.
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  13. If you are suffering from insomnia, there are many steps you can take to change behaviors and lifestyle to help you get to sleep. Wake up at the same time each day. Eliminate alcohol and stimulants like nicotine and caffeine Limit naps Exercise regularly Limit activities in bed Do not eat or drink right before going to bed Make your sleeping environment comfortable Get all your worrying over with before you go to bed. Reduce stress Consider participating in cognitive therapy
  14. hi bec, wow lots of peeps stopping, glad you checked in, I am currently having a break from drink, but I can clearly recall that no food have a nip instead.
  15. Thanks so much RSxo <3
  16. The meaning of life is to live love and learn, but I am suicidal, however, I am trapped as I believe in reincarnation and the hindu idea of suicide, in that if you top yourself, you are born into a life with bigger problems. Im a drug addict, who can sing, draw and a good confidante, but I wasted my life on drugs, drink and carelessness. Im 51 so have got quite a way to go yet, and 47mg of valium to get off. I also have a flat that I cannot sell due to a myriad of problems put on ere before, and I am scared phobic of people, especially angry people, its known as emotophobia. My shirink said i was infantilised, and i think that is why i never fulfilled my potential. I found all the right wisdom books too late in life, I think im gonna end up homeless, which will be no fun when withdrawing off benzos and bankrupt with creditors chasing you asyou cannot afford to go bankrupt and I panic at the thought of crawlilng back to family whos behaviour fed my cptsd and bpd.
  17. How many of us here have rude care co-ordinators. I rang up in distress today saying I couldnt cope. I'm relatively newly diagnosed borderline, even though ive been on this borderline forum 8yrs, with CPTSD and addiction issues, plus general lack of commmon sense with some unofficial autistic traits thrown in. Anway, the last two cpns, current one and last one were both offhand, and those two are not, by far, the only two rude sounding ones i have come across. If I was a cpn, i would understand the need to be firm but fair, however, i would be gentle in my manner and never make my patient feel as if they cannot come to me to talk. Surely being a good cpn involves being a good listener? Is it the funding cuts? Did all the cpn's who cared about their patients leave due to frustration at not being able to affford to offer the help the patients needed? Were all the sadistic sounding ones left. I'm addicted to valium again and none of them understand how painful this and z drugs are to come off. This urse is half my age and talks to me like im a piec of shit saying "I've got lots of other patients to deal with" in a snotty voice, instead of saying "sorry, SW, I cant promise what time i will ring, it depends on my workload" in a calm voice. I feel like complaining about her but i dont know who to, but if enough patients complain about her, maybe she will get the message she isn't popular and needs to sort her attitude out. Can anyone else share their experiences with snotty care coords with bad attitude and rude tones of voice?
  18. Hi Bluebells29, I don't have experience with any of these, but just wanted to say that I hope you feel better soon - we're here for youx Much love <3
  19. Hey everyone, New here. I have BPD and was looking for private treatment options as an outpatient. The options I'm considering are: 1) Priory, 2) Cygnet 3) Khiron House's outpatient 10 week therapy program in London 4) the Nightingale 5) Body Psychotherapy if anyone has any experience with any of these can they please post.....I'm relying on google for information and unfortunately cant find much. Also can someone please recommend a private psychiatrist in London please? many thanks
  20. Hello I am on this forum today. Joined a period ago but never posted I believe. Anyhow I have schizophrenia (however my view is it is more than likely schizo - affective disorder - ie I can get incredibly speeded up on occasions. I also have a diagnosis of panic disorder. I am never happy where I am and am always thinking into the future about when I achieve such and such etc. I did work loads for many years but not done hardly any paid work for few years now and relying on benefits which although have helped me massively e taken pressure off - the thought of reassessments is a constant on my mind and its the process and waiting game you go through thats the killer not neccessarily either the outcome or the procedure. Am always feeling like I have to continually prove my disabilites and am trying to be caught out by the examiners. I do know thats not really the case but it is unfortunately how this all can affect me. I am doing reasonably well ie have been doing few volunteer roles but the pressures of assessment weigh heavy. My CPN's said as was on DLA indefinitely - am likely to be transferred straight to PIP without hassle - have others had this experience if on DLA indefinitely. Anyhow its nice to be part of this community and I wish everyone well. Best wishes Weirdo-alert
  21. HI Saharah Blue, Ive been away too. This place helps me so much, glad to see you're coming back for support. Me, Ive just got 3 balck cats in a 1 bed flat; havn't hoovered, food is bottle of wine and ginsters pasty. Hey ho. Reb
  22. Hi mariebray, You aren't just a statistic. A statistic doesn't have a future, it simply tells the present. A statistic does not feel, empathise, dream, or anything like that at all. It doesn't know how to love, how to rejoice and to cry. A statistic doesn't make a friend happy every time they are ready to spend time with them. You aren't just a statistic, but you must seek your purpose in life. That way, you are driven to accomplish your goals and tasks. <3
  23. In my opinion there is no meaning to life... I am just a statistic one way or another.
  24. How do we stop ourself in self destruct mode..?
  25. Hi blingcrazy, I'm really shocked that they would give you such material - they're supposed to try and help you, not kick you when you're down. I hope that this is just a one-off and it hasn't happened to others. I'm here for you if you want to talk (PM) - hope you feel better soonx Much love <3
  26. At 17 I went to see a psychiatrist for the first time. I spent 2 hours talking to a male & female psychiatrist. I talked, answered questions, they made notes. At the end the session we shook hands, they gave me a pamphlet and sent me on my way. I read the pamphlet in the car and was bombarded with information all relating to BPD. But nowhere in that pamphlet was BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER mentioned! It was only a fortnight later when I was sent the psychiatrists report that I saw the diagnoses of BPD at the top. I was bewildered. But by the end of the report I was laying broken, sobbing on the floor. These were some of the words written in that report; 'awkward', 'dramatic', 'selfish', "ignorant', 'attention seeker', 'socially unacceptable', 'no form of therapy makes any meaningful difference or progress with these patients', 'studies show that individuals with this diagnoses will likely suffer from this disorder for the rest of their lives', 'sufferers will never be productive members of society'. At the end a treatment plan was outlined. The treatment plan? 'Pointless'. What do people think? Have other people had any similar sort of experiences? Has anybody had any success with treatment for BPD? If so what works? I'm now 30 and the symptoms of my BPD are ten times worse. I could do with some urgent help!
  27. Hi Alexis3333, Sorry to hear that you're feeling that way. You've mentioned loneliness, low mood, negativity, irritability and possible lack of motivation. Given that, I would suggest going to a GP and getting a diagnosis, medication and therapy, because it sounds like you may have symptoms of depression, although I'm not a professional psychiatrist so I can't diagnose you. As for your family, I think that they are trying to help but aren't sure what to say - perhaps this is the first time they have come across a family member with such feelings? Don't worry, everything is going to be okay - we're all here to support you through this! If you want to, PM me to discuss or vent about anything, and I'd be happy to listenx Much love <3
  28. Hey, this may be nothing. But lately or the past few months, I've felted lonely. And I've tired explaining to family but they always answer with "everyone feels like that sometimes" or something along those lines. No one will hear me out. I dunno, it's like there is this constant feeling that keeps bringing me down. I'm so negative and have a horrible temper. And My life seems very bleak, like everyday is the same pointless thing, I guess. I dunno, help me figure this out?
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