How Music Helped This Rapper Cope with Borderline Personality Disorder (The Mighty)
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At a show for BBC Music Introducing, rapper Wayne Webster – who is from Bristol, England – opened up about how music helps him manage his borderline personality disorder.
When Webster was 28 years old, he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder after realizing that he was hurting and hurting everyone around” him, according to BBC News. “The woman that diagnosed me, I was telling her about my lyrics that mentioned this demon, and she said that was me naming it,” Webster said. “I learned how to rewire my brain, and music was the biggest thing that helped me throughout all of that.”
Borderline personality disorder (BPD), according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM), “is an illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior.” People who live with BPD may be impulsive and can experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety.”