faeryshrooms

157d

Recently, I feel as though my mental health has been getting worse. I'm struggling with frequent mood swings, agitation, and compulsive thoughts and behaviors on top of the symptoms I already experience from my mental disorders. I have been dealing with mental problems since I was roughly five years old. My psychiatrist thinks I may have developed BPD. I spoke with my aunt who has Schizophrenia and she said we share a lot of the same symptoms. I will be getting a neuropsychological assessment done soon. What should I expect to be told based on my symptoms? Or would it be better to be patient and wait for the results?

Restlessness and Agitation

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

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  • laceyandme

    157d

    I have BPD and schizophrenia. Along with others. I would be patient and wait for the results that way if you try to look things up yourself you would get stressed if you try to find answers yourself

    • faeryshrooms

      156d

      Good point. I'm just very nervous about what the results will be. My therapist ironically said that I'm actually getting better, but my symptoms are worse. She said it's just the process of getting better due to my PTSD. Do you happen to know anything about this?

      • PsychoMidna

        156d

        I know that this isn't directed towards me but I just wanna say I heard the same thing. They originally thought I had schizophrenia as well but we realised my psychotic symptoms come from my PTSD. Does this help?

      • laceyandme

        156d

        sorry i dont know whats been happening cause i never had PTSD. And my symptoms have gotten better but worse at the same time. Like 2 weeks ago i jump in front of a car and last night i heard voices.

  • PsychoMidna

    156d

    As a person with BPD (and misdiagnosed schizophrenia) My best advice would be to wait it out and see how the test goes. I have been misdiagnosed about 3 times now, you're lucky that you're getting a neuropsychological exam. I have no idea where to find one :(

  • faeryshrooms

    156d

    It does, thank you. I was told that the PTSD-related psychosis can sometimes develop into a disorder of its own if it isn't managed soon enough. I just started treatment last year so I think I'm just worried about that happening to me, because my psych said that it will be harder to treat. I'm going to start EMDR soon with my therapist. Do you have any experience with that? Or have any other recommendations for treatment options?

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