Dear The Mind Deconstructed Podcast Audience,
Episode #5 is on the topic of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We discuss how the understanding of this disorder has changed over time.
We'll share Chuck's story. Chuck suffered his whole life and learned about the diagnosis of BPD at age 60. His essay eloquently describes the impact of going his whole life without being told something many of his treatment providers likely knew.
We were only able to discuss portions of his essay, so he was kind enough to allow his entire essay to be published on this website. I still feel my heart sink every time I read this essay. I'm relieved he finally understands his diagnosis and has acquired the tools necessary to survive and manage symptoms which had previously dominated his life.
Thanks for listening and for bearing witness to Chuck's story.