I suspect my own mother may have BPD. She was diagnosed with depression somewhere between a year to two years ago (she never tells me specifics). She was put on some sort of depression medication, and she seemed to be doing better for awhile, but then went downhill again. I suspect she stopped taking her depression medication - she has a bad habit of "knowing" when she's better and stopping her medications without consulting her doctor. She has not been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, but after much research on my part, I am 99% convinced that she has this disorder. However, I don't think the depression was a wrong diagnosis. I believe she truly is unhappy and deeply depressed, to the point that it's making her physically ill. Based on her actions throughout my childhood (I am now in my early 20s), I believe that the BPD has always been there, but I was too close to the situation to realize it. I actually think she has always had the disorder, and when life threw her a curve ball (I moved a thousand miles away almost two years ago), she plunged into depression. So I would have to agree with the poster who said that borderline personality disorder and depression are two separate diagnoses, but I agree that often time, they do go hand in hand.
· 1 decade ago