February 16, 2007 10:02pm CST
I have a lot of knowledge about B.P.D., however, I noticed that when I was reading and writing about it the last time on this site, I came very close to experiencing a trigger. A trigger is when one is interacting with another person about the disorder in any way, it can cause them to experience the smyptoms of the disorder. So, even though I don't mind talking about the disorder, I have to be very careful about that. Does anyone else experience triggers like that?
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20 Mar 07
Rosie, I agree with the whole trigger issue. I just finished a class in psychology, and I had to write a paper on BPD, although my professer didn't know that I suffer with this disorder. Maybe if he knew I would have been asigned a different mental health illness to research. anyway, I found that during my research and writing about 'pretty much my life' that I found myself on a downward spiral going into the depths of my "condition" that I had to fight not to let my own life experiences trigger a relapse. Does this make since to you?
20 Mar 07
Of course it makes sense to me and I applaud you on being able to write about it for class. I too wanted to take a psychology class, but it did not work out. Since you are in class, I don't want to elaborate to much, because I know how easy things can trigger us. I am proud of you, keep up the good work and be blessed.