Borderline Personality Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
For a while I’ve known that I suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. I had more than enough of the critical symptoms to convince me of that. My emotions have always been powerful and quick to change. I have always had an unnatural fear of abandonment. I am prone to very risky actions based on the thinnest possible evidence. I have, from time to time, totally abused alcohol.
The first thing that really convinced me I had BPD was that I took several of the on-line self- tests for male BPD. Every single time my score was right at the red end of the scale.
The real clincher was that I was assessed by a proper psychiatrist, who agreed that I had BPD, but that I’d mostly cured myself of it. Thanks for that.
What never entered my mind until today is the very, very, strong link existing between Borderline Personality Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Well, now I’m totally convinced that I have at least a little bit of an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
As some do, I was thouroughly cleaning my apartment, (which I call the garret), and that meant moving all the furniture and stuff. When the time came to put everything back I just couldn’t seem to get things back into their proper places, and before I knew where I was I had the tape measures, ruler, and tri-square out and was measuring and lining up to the eighth of an inch.
Who measures the positions of their furniture and rugs? It seems I do. Worse than that, I also had to have my coffee table book at exactly 45 degrees ~ to make it look sufficiently randomly placed.
As I said, weird. No worries. I’ve taken plenty of photographs, so it should be a lot easier next time.