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Finally, a post I can add something to! I'm a clinical social worker, so this is literally what I do. Yes!! Absolutely you can manage BPD without meds, but it will take loads of processing, hardcore motivation and a fair amount of work. Therapy is expensive, but you can do it on your own- you just have to motivate yourself to do the work. Does that make sense? I'm attaching a DBT skills workbook to this post. It is one of the most evidenced-based treatment plans for BPD. If you were my client, I'd ask you to devote a bit of time every day, don't rush- remember it's about retaining not finishing. I'd want you to find a quiet place to go through the steps in the book. Don't skip ahead. It's all important. Maybe a candle, music if its not distracting, whatever makes you feel comfortable but also still mindful. Can you get a just a cheap notebook to journal and work these skills?

If you've been diagnosed with BPD, and are googling for info, I think the most important thing to remember is that there are NINE possible criteria and a person only needs to meet five for a diagnosis. Meaning, there are hundreds of combinations of symptoms that meet dx criteria, so your BPD might not look like what you see online. (It really should be a spectrum disorder, but our DSM fails there).

So, I had a whole other thing typed out, but I'm afraid of overwhelming you. I think the DBT skills will be a great place to start. Also, I'm new here, so I don't know if you can message me, but if yes, please do.
 

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