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Dr. Z, Psychologist
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Experience:  Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.
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I think I may have borderline personality disorder. I go

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I think I may have borderline personality disorder. I go through odd and extreme mood cycles daily. I always require a "fresh start" so I change jobs and move across the country. I've moved as many as 6 times in a year. I just get so very bored. I know this sounds awful, but I feel like I'm surrounded by idiots. People only care about material things and drinking, it's so dull. Never have seen the appeal in getting married and buying a house to live in forever. I would love to travel and live out of a backpack somehow. My parents are worried and they do not support anything I do, which hurts. I have self harmed in the past and I often entertain suicidal thoughts, but I could never end my life. Relax, I'm in the process of finding a psychologist! So please don't feel overwhelmed. I just wanted some feedback! Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello, I am very sorry you are experiencing these symptoms, I can understand how distressing this can be for you. It does sound like Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) could be an option as a diagnosis given what you described as you are the right age, have rapid mood swings (usually of anxiety, depression, and anger), impulsive, and have suicidal ideations. Individuals with BPD will also typically have an issue with anger out bursts as well. In addition, poor interpersonal relationships and issues of abandonment/attachment are common too with this disorder.

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