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jaystired

549d

hey i have been struggling with my mental health a lot lately and was wondering if anybody had anything that would help! i also think i’ve been diagnosed with the wrong disorder. i’m currently diagnosed with bipolar 2 but i feel like bpd fits more and i could be getting better/different help if i was diagnosed with the right thing.

    • BlackCrystal

      549d

      It's possible to have both as one is chemical and the other is trauma. Instead of ignoring the bipolar Diagnosis I recommend trying to figure ways to manage both. Bpd is more affecting relationships and bipolar is affecting more to moods. Dbt is quite helpful for the BPD. As for the bipolar, meds and therapy(dbt helps too). I thought the same thing but then I noticed once I got BPD under control I had issues with manic depression that seemed covered up.

    • SplendidSparky

      549d

      I've been diagnosed with both Bipolar Type 2 and BPD. I started a DBT group that I participate in weekly and it's helping me a good bit. The treatment I've heard over and over again for BPD is DBT! Which you don't need a diagnosis of BPD for (just stating this in case you can't get the diagnosis). Even if you don't have it, there's no harm in doing this therapy because it's just teaching you different coping skills that everyone can benefit from! On the topic of diagnosis, I'd just recommend bringing it up to your doctor along with why you feel it fits your symptoms better. Even if you have to write everything down so you don't forget and you can have the best way of wording what you want to say in front of you

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