LoganLust

190d

In your opinion, has your diagnosis been a positive or negative factor in your recovery or treatment?

Depression

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

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  • Kai36chambers

    190d

    In depends on the diagnosis. For my bipolar I do think it was very beneficial. For borderline it comes with pros and cons. It’s great knowing there’s a reason to all these thing I’m experiencing but since borderline has such a stigma it can be challenging to deal with that

    • LoganLust

      190d

      if you haven't read it yet, read The Body Keeps The Score. It has fundamental changed the way I look at everything when it comes to mental illness

  • tswift

    190d

    bpd~ POSITIVE. i finally knew why. maybe not justification for everything i've done, but absolutely an explanation. now you can move forward and not spend time on meds you don't need and start DBT.

    • LoganLust

      189d

      learning ones self is the fastest way to improve. We are all unique, BPD is not a death sentence, it is simply a complexity. You are not different, you are special!

  • puffeddragon

    190d

    Super positive after years of being misdiagnosed

    • LoganLust

      189d

      on average people with BPD are misdiagnosed 5/7 times throughout their life

  • cielonu

    190d

    I can't tell. I was diagnosed last last year and was devistated when I found out. I had a sneaking suspicion that I had BPD, but I really did not want this. While I'm getting help for it, I find myself dreading BPD. I hate having to explain why I react certain ways and going on an apology world tour after I black out. For me, this disorder has been nothing but torture and torment for me. I don't know what life would be like if I weren't diagnosed, I just really wish I wasn't curse with BPD.

  • LoganLust

    189d

    BPD is not a curse, it is simply a product of your trauma. You are not doomed, you will get better, but only if you want to. This is not a easy thing for anyone to have to deal with, it's truly a journey. So long as you invest your time and energy into improvement, you will see progress. Best of luck!

    • cielonu

      183d

      I've been thinking about this. Part of me wanted to take offense, but the Wise Mind in me realized that. . . you're right. This is hard and it's easy to fall into depression with a personality disorder like this. I want to get better. It's not a curse. You're right. Thank you.

      • LoganLust

        183d

        you are very welcome

  • Boogerbb

    189d

    It's hard to say for sure! My bpd diagnosis was hard to get, my original therapist refused to help because he didn't like labels. The issue is the only real and most effective treatment for borderline is DBT, which you need a bigger diagnosis for insurance to cover. Once I switched therapists and she gave me the proper diagnosis I could start working to get the proper treatment. I should be starting soon!! However it is really hard. I find a lot of resentment towards the people who I perceive as having caused this issue for me, and have to stop myself from blowing up at them. And it's also hard to talk about it because I'm a very self expressive and artistic person, I dress very vividly, so many people take it as just another tiktok kid trying to get attention and excuse their shitty behavior 🙄

    • cielonu

      183d

      You've got this! Also, I wanted to say that I think your name is so funny and cute. Water off a ducks back, let the ignorant think what they want. You are who you are. Wear what you want. You know you're awesome and you're getting treatment soon. That's all that matters!!

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