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Author Topic: Epilepsy: Is there a link between epilepsy and BPD?  (Read 24891 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2010, 01:09:41 PM »

Very interesting message thread.

I've often wondered if there was some sort of neurological abnormality that might trigger BPD symptoms. My uBPDm's Grandfather was afflicted with eplilepsy. Although I don'thave any details, I do know that it became so bad that he had to be institutioinalized.

While I don't *think* epilepsy - in itself - can be fatal, the family seems to have accepted that he eventually died as a result of this affliction. (I'm guessing he probably died from complications brought on by the epilepsy, however.)



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« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2010, 05:19:18 PM »

Interesting that you mentioned this...my (BPD) ex claimed to have been diagnosed with epilepsy...however, as my ex had a tendency to lie quite often I have no reason to believe her claim. 
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« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2010, 06:43:59 PM »

My exBPDgf's BPDmother had seizures, they were always emotional related. I have discussed this before with some of my psychologist acquaintances and they seem to think there is a connection - i may be mistaken, but isn't epilepsy a frontal cortex problem - like BPD has been hypothesized to be?

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« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2010, 09:41:46 PM »

Hi There -

I have Temporal Lobe Epilepsy - not what one would call the 'normal' epilepsy with catatonic seizures -and my son has BPD. Last year his T put him on the same meds that I'm on & they seemed to work fairly well in stabilising his moods until he became non-compliant.  rolleyes. Don’t know if that’s a link, but would sure be worth investigating further.

btw - some of my TLE symptoms are actually quite fun - like waking up at 2.00 in the morning & smelling hot, buttered toast (and I'm, the only one in the house cheesy). One of my symptoms causes quite a lot of hilarity amongst my colleagues - I tend to sort of loose my balance and walk like a drunkard. They know that I'm a total non-drinker, which is why I seem to amuse them.  cheesy. Not all my symptoms are that much fun, though.

My BPDd 31 also has Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Shortly after being diagnosed with epilepsy (many years ago) she became non-compliant with her medications.

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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2014, 01:33:43 PM »

My therapist suggested that I look into Temporal Lobe Epilepsy to see if it fits my husband, I was able to find something that said that their is a link for some people who have BPD. My husband was diagnosed with Brain Damage which can cause the seizures. Just wondering if anyone knows any more about these kinds of seizures and the correlation with BPD. My dBPD husband has been doing EMDR and he seems to really get triggered after the sessions to the point where he really feels he can't handle the EMDR. My therapist suggested that someone with this kind of Epilepsy would have a hard time doing something like EMDR because it stimulates the brain and would create a seizure. Any articles that talk about BPD and this type of Epilepsy?

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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2014, 11:36:51 AM »

My bipolar/BPD mother had epilepsy. She could also go from raging angry monster to a peaceful doll in a second. Not sure what her diagnosis where , I did hear bipolar , but her swings could be very fast , but also her depressions could be long lasting.
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