Borderline
Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline - Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
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Peter

this person has BPD much more intensely than my ex-wife did. it's a sympathetic portrait, but please always remember that there are others on the receiving end, and their feelings are just as substantial.

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Keith

Regina has reached a level of wisdom, that seems to me, to be reduced to superfluidity: "What would my death mean, if it didn't mean anything to others...". Well it would mean something to herself. And that has opened something of beauty, I hope.

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Keith

I think this film is superb. The psychodrama between the two women on the voyage to Dr, Gunderson's, especially of the interplay between them in the car, and the enactments between them at the restaurant, exemplifies what it is so difficult for them, both. Its almost as if the unconscious ...Read more

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Keith

I am enjoying this doco, in part, because it is well made and has the pacing to follow this woman's chaotic mood fluctuations, and because I self diagnosed with BPD when I was 27, in a therapy session with my psychiatrist/analyst. We decided that NO medication was the was to proceed. I'm now ...Read more

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dawn

Keith,

Thanks for sharing. Mindfulness tends to play a significant role in treating many mental health disorders, as you likely know. I am glad to know you have found contentment! I wonder if you've read the buddha & the borderline ...

Best,

Dawn

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Keith

Dear Dawn, it's only taken 2,500 years for the West to discover mindfulness, and now you can't read anything else, which doesn't subscribe to the entanglements of "mindfulness". I haven't read the book in question, but I have read many others as I was conducting research towards a PhD ; ...Read more

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dawn

Keith,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. I didn't know that those diagnosed with BPD tend to level out in their 40s; thanks for sharing that. I'm curious if that has to do with changes in the brain around that time? Or is it that that reflects how long it can take for ...Read more

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Keith

Dear Dawn,
Thank you for the kind comments. Perhaps, the best way to describe further my comments regarding 'depth meditation' would go something along these lines ; Depending on the level of integration of the sense of self that the person has, seen in terms of both insight regarding ...Read more

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Marlys

I have only watched two of these documentaries so far, Borderline and That Way Madness lies, andI found both to be startlingly original, moving, and instructive works. They deserve far wider availability and I look forward to exploring many of more of those. What a huge library service to ...Read more

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Peter

it is a great service, but i'm about to lose it < : (

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