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BPD Awareness Month 11

Day 11 of Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month.

 

Another feature of BPD is pronounced mood swings. In the words of Wikipedia, "affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days)." The word "reactivity" is key--from what I know, one of the things that distinguishes BPD from other mood disorders is that the person's mood shifts are usually triggered by external forces, such as an argument with a friend or a bad day at work.

 

To learn more about BPD, see this page on my tumblr.

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Taken on May 11, 2011