Category Archives: anxiety

Making all his Nowhere Plans

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ― Kurt Vonnegut On online writer friend recently wrote … Continue reading

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Hitting for the Cycle in BPD

In baseball, hitting for the cycle is the accomplishment of one batter hitting a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in the same game. Collecting the hits in that order is known as a “natural cycle” – … Continue reading

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How I Finally Received My Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis After 40 Years

My latest story has appeared on The Mighty (below). They wanted stories of how we came to our BPD diagnosis. In my case, it took a long time. FEBRUARY 5, 2018 Keith Gottschalk Contributor • 51 followers Follow Me Borderline Personality Disorder … Continue reading

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My Depression Top Ten Hits (plus one)

re-run of previous column for the latecomers. . .  Note: not all of the videos are showing up. Just click on the links.  It has become trendy among the various blogs and websites covering mental illness, to feature lists of … Continue reading

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How I’m Doing Resolutions Differently as Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder (my latest column in The Mighty)

I believe trying to make New Year’s resolutions when you deal with any mental illness is tough; it can be especially tough for people with personality disorders like borderline personality disorder (BPD).What does the person with BPD want? Some of us may want any … Continue reading

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December Showers

So how’s the showering going? Well, about as one might expect. Fixing the hot water heater on my own (yea, me!) guaranteed I wouldn’t have any excuse not to clean up but the only thing that really gets me into … Continue reading

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Incident on 14th Street

I spent the week before Christmas with my wife in New York City. I followed what I now see as an emerging pattern: the first couple of days are great and then a decline in physical and especially mental stamina. … Continue reading

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