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I suspect my husband has Borderline Personality Disorder, I

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I suspect my husband has Borderline Personality Disorder, I dont know what to do anymore, do I leave him and leave him to his ownm detriment or do I force him to get medical help, he recently had pericarditis - cause still unknown, he is an alcoholic, does this aggrevate either of the two problems?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Nancy replied 8 years ago.


A personality disorder cannot be diagnosed until someone stops drinking. Drinking makes people look like they are BPD, when in fact, they are just overcome by the alcoholic behaviors.