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They also said panic/anexity and severe depression.
Hi,

Do what she did the last time she moved in with another family. Keep the pdoc and tdoc updated in case you have an opportunity to take her to an emergency appointment.
Keep the lines of communication with her open, let her know that you are available for her, stay patient, and wait until that other family kicks her out.

I had to look up "splitting" to see what it means:

http://bpd.about.com/od/faqs/f/splitting.htm
What is Splitting?
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Splitting is very common in people with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and it leads people with BPD to view others and themselves in “all or nothing” terms. For example, a person with BPD may view one family member as always “good” and another as always “bad.” Or, a person with BPD may see themselves as “good” one minute, but shift to seeing themselves as all “bad” or even evil the next.
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The experience of splitting is very confusing and frustrating for people with BPD and their loved ones. Splitting can interfere with relationships and work life, and can lead to intense anger and self-destructive behaviors.
Wow. Borderline Personality disorder is very difficult for family members. I hope that you have good support. Do you see a therapist yourself? Therapy will help you keep boundaries and teach you to stay focused on your needs along with those of your spouse and the other children in the family while wishing the best for her.

Keep a file of her school and medical paperwork. In the future she might need you to help her document what she has gone through.

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They also said panic/anexity and severe depression.
Sometimes, these two are treated with the same meds that are used for bipolar. At any rate, meds can help her when she is ready to reach out for help or ends up in the hospital.


Here is a book I have heard that helps family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder:
http://www.amazon.com/Hate-You-Dont-...f=cm_lmf_tit_1
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I Hate You, Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
People with Borderline Personality Disorder experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. They show symptoms such as: a shaky sense of identity; sudden violent outbursts; oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection; brief, turbulent love affairs; frequent periods of intense depression; eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destructive tendencies; an irrational fear of abandonment and an inability to be alone.
Here is a web site about borderline:
http://www.bpdcentral.com/support/email.shtml

There are probably other books that you can ask the therapist about.

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