In-depth look at Borderline Personality Disorder - signs and symptoms, diagnosis, causes, and treatment. I cannot tell you how many times I have and still do feel like these pictures in my own mind. Is escape possible? ~H~
Abandonment creates an emotional crisis of such intensity and duration that it mimics a full blown borderline episode. This has caused many a therapist to diagnose borderline personality disorder (BPD) in many a client in the throes of a painful separation. The emotional volcano of abandonment is often misunderstood by the clinician as evidence of serious psychiatric disorder.
Take the quiz... Do you have "Mother Hen Syndrome*"? I sure do. As someone with Borderline Personality Disorder, a combination of issues around my sense of identity and my sometimes blurry experience of boundaries in relationships cause me to take on more than my responsibility when it comes to others. Let's see if you can relate.