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Those with borderline personality disorders struggle to hold jobs

On Behalf of | Dec 26, 2018 | Workplace Illness

Individuals who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD) often experience intense shifts in moods that range anywhere from anxiety to depression or anger. The episodes that someone with BPD may experience may last anywhere from several hours to a few days. While many individuals with BPD may be able to manage their symptoms with medicines and psychotherapy, these interventions may do very little to help others.

In addition to mood swings, those with BPD tend to be plagued with self-image issues. Individuals with this condition tend to be filled with self-doubt. They tend to constantly question what their place is in the world is. It’s because of this that they frequently find themselves unable to commit to certain interests.

The perceptions of individuals with BPD often change quickly. They tend to perceive things in black or white. There’s no gray area. Something either goes really well or horribly wrong. There’s no in between. On one day, a person with BPD may like you but may feel betrayed by you the following one. These sudden shifts in feelings can make it difficult for a person with BPD to maintain relationships.

Individuals in Dauphin who have BPD may experience chronic emptiness, have difficulty trusting others, feel a sense of disassociation, fear being abandoned or have difficulty controlling their anger. They may engage in dangerous or impulsive behaviors, self-harm and have suicidal thoughts.

No matter whether an individual has very few of these symptoms or many of them, they often occur in response to very ordinary situations. If your unpredictable, lengthy and reoccurring episodes make it difficult for you to work, then you’ll want to get sound advice from a qualified Pennsylvania lawyer. An attorney may advise you that you qualify to receive Social Security Disability for your condition.


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