Halloween always reminds me of how stuck I used to be with the Borderline Personality Disorder issue of a lack of a sense of identity (with the masks and costumes and all). Through much work through DBT, I no longer have this problem. I never, ever imagined that I could overcome the lack of sense of self that so plagued me. It is what ultimately led to my diagnosis of BPD and set me on the path of treatment.
Here are some posts from over the years on identity disturbance and BPD. I look forward to your thoughts on this topic.
Identity Disturbance and BPD (it can be overcome)
You've Gone Away, So Where Am I?
The Psychic Borderline: Reading Others & Identity Issues
Identity Crisis: Finding Yourself When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Career Issues with BPD Identity Disturbance
Reinventing Ourselves: Identity Issues & Borderline Personality Disorder
And, an article with a pic of me in my Lady Gaga Halloween costume...
Gaga at the Psych Intake: BPD and Identity Disturbance
► PS This week I guest blogged for the Roanne Program on Living With BPD. It's a really encouraging post, and I hope it helps you in some way. Check it out, and let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading.
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