The same coin: understanding ASD and BPD

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Difficulties with personal relationships, emotional and behavioral dysregulation. Two pillars of two disorders, with a particular, peculiar manifestation in girls and women, cisgendered or trans. Two diagnoses. Two sides of the same coin.

I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in my 20s, after a difficult childhood and adolescence, lived at the intersection of…