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TOPIC: Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder 28 Jun 2006 05:09 #805

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Can you share how hormones and food one eats may affect this?
Nicole

Borderline Personality Disorder 28 Jun 2006 14:24 #806

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Hi Nicole,

I can only talk about this from my experience with a sister of a very close friend who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Aside from describing the disorder, which you may already know, the medications they are put on slows down the metabolism making it very easy for them to gain a lot of weight. I also believe they may have symptoms of hunger or cravings for sweets, which could be caused by the meds or just part of the affective disorder.

Once they have a weight issue, they're prone to all the problems that accompany obesity. As far as foods they really are subject to whatever they are genetically inclined to express.

Hormonally, the medications can cause problems with ovulation and fertility but I'd have to do more research to give an adequate answer with a resource.

Borderline Personality Disorder 17 Sep 2006 02:36 #807

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I wondered about it because I began attending a group for borderlines and learing more skills to cope and make things better. It's been so wonderful.
Nicole

Borderline Personality Disorder 17 Sep 2006 13:02 #808

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I'm sorry I'm not too familar with borderline personality disorder but if you're attending a group that's helping you I would say "Great".

Learing coping skills to get through life is important for all of us.
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