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Offline Ginger

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BPD?
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:48:39 AM »
I have had depression and anxiety on and off for most of my life but I read something and now am wondering if I actually have borderline personality disorder but how do I approach that with professionals? I’ve just had another referral to the psychiatrist for the third time and wonder if I can ask about that?

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Re: BPD?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2018, 09:54:27 AM »
Just tell them you have read up on it and you identify with a lot of what is said and you wondered if it was something you had.
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Re: BPD?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 01:12:17 PM »
Thanks. I just feel a bit unconfident doing so x

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Re: BPD?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018, 01:59:54 PM »
Hi

Do you know your psychiatrist pretty well?

I mentioned it to one I had about 8 years ago and he said I did have some traits but didn't want to label me.

This year, my current psychiatrist got me in with a psychologist and it was him who spotted that I tick most of the boxes. It helped that he himself teaches DBT (dialectic behavioural therapy) so it was his field. He referred me for DBT and I've just started it.

I would look at the signs and write down which ones you identify with and think of examples of how it fits. You can then use that as a starter for 10.

Good luck with it and let us know how you get on

M x

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Re: BPD?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2018, 05:43:01 PM »
Thanks, that’s a really good idea. I don’t know yet regarding the psychiatrist - until I get the letter but I assume it will be the one I’ve seen before who is lovely but I always felt a little like I was wasting their time...

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Re: BPD?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 09:10:24 PM »
I don't think it would be a waste of time, it can be useful to rule things out too so even if you haven't got BPD there's no harm done. I understand how.guilty you feel though.
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Re: BPD?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 01:43:18 AM »
They should be willing to talk it through with you. Just be mindful that BPD, well most / all PDs tend to get a bad wrap. Some people are obviously really good, but there are a lot that see that as a label and have some pretty unhelpful preconceptions
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