Dyslimbia - could it be a problem for you?
Dyslimbia is a mental health issue that used to be called "Borderline Personality Disorder" or BPD. Presented below is some information on Dyslimbia, as well as a survey to take, and resources. I am not suggesting that an abortion or PASS has anything to do with Dyslimbia. However women who have untreated Dyslimbia may be having a more difficult time coping with PASS, and her excessive suffering might be helped with the proper professional support of medication and therapy. Dyslimbia may also be interfering with her relationships, which also can hamper PASS recovery.
Dr. Leland Heller is a doctor in the forefront of BPD treatment, and is the one who has re-classified it as "Dyslimbia". Dr. Heller’s comprehensive new perspective on understanding and treating the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) presented in his book ‘Life at the Border’ offers victims and their families an opportunity for improvement and possible recovery from this serious, destructive illness.
Dr. Heller classifies BPD as primarily a medical (i.e., physical) illness with inherited and early developmental origins which have caused a malfunction in the brain’s biochemistry. The major symptoms - depression, negative thinking, chronic excessive anger, identity instability, excesses in behavior, impulsiveness, boredom, maladaptive defenses, and a variety of relationship problems - result in the severe and persistent emotional, marital, family, job, and other social problems. Thus the core of his analysis is the conclusion that physical problems cause most of the emotional and social problems rather than the reverse.
Medication helps control depression's physical part, enabling psychotherapy to help patients resolve emotional, family, and social problems. Unfortunately, many patients, physicians, families and therapists cling to the false belief that the patient should not depend on the "crutch" of medication; that somehow this dependence makes them "weak."
Many educated people still believe a depressed person is "lazy" and can feel better if only he or she "wants" to feel better or tries harder. There is evidence that the underlying causes of many depressions are physical as well as psychosocial. How sad it is to see a person painfully depressed for months or years who also feels guilty, believing he or she is causing it! Would anyone condemn a diabetic for depending on insulin, a cardiac patient for depending on nitroglycerin, an arthritis victim for depending on aspirin, or an epileptic for depending on anti-seizure drugs?
The term Borderline Personality disorder is replaced with ‘dyslimbia’ meaning a malfunction in the brain’s limbic lobes. This is Dr. Heller’s term which emphasizes the physical origins of the illness. The patients and their families find the term ‘dyslimbia’ acceptable and descriptive of the underlying medical problems, whereas the name Borderline Personality Disorder is offensive and insulting.
For more information on treatment and options, research "Borderline Personality Disorder" at online Mental Health Websites. Since Dyslimbia is a newer term there may not be as much available under that definition.