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LoganLust

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

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    • Boogerbb

      562d

      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 🙄

    • Boogerbb

      562d

      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 🙄

    • LoganLust

      563d

      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!

    • puffeddragon

      563d

      Super positive after years of being misdiagnosed

      • LoganLust

        563d

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

    • tswift

      563d

      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

        563d

        @tswift 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!

    • Kai36chambers

      563d

      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

        563d

        @Kai36chambers 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

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