Know Your Borderline Baseline to Prevent Problems

April 28, 2014 Becky Oberg

We all know the joke that "normal" is just a setting on the dryer (it's also a street name here in Indianapolis), but let's face it--we have a normal (for us) mode of operation. Mental health professionals call this "baseline." Some people have high baselines and can pass for someone who does not have a psychiatric diagnosis. Others have a low baseline and wander around in public talking to themselves--I have a few neighbors like that. But we all have a borderline baseline.

Know Your Borderline Baseline

Your borderline baseline is what is normal for you. Find out why knowing your borderline baseline is important and can help you avoid problems in the future.What is your borderline baseline? Why is it important to know it? Baselines vary, but the importance of knowing said baseline is vital regardless of what the baseline is. When your behavior or state of mind starts to deviate from your normal behavior or state of mind, it can be a sign that medication needs adjusted or an issue needs addressed in therapy. Know your baseline to prevent worse problems down the road.

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Oberg, B. (2014, April 28). Know Your Borderline Baseline to Prevent Problems, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 22 from

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