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Has anyone had trouble getting a specific diagnosis? Depending on what doctor i go to, I have BPD or cyclothymia.

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    • DumbJock

      907d

      There’s so much overlap between every diagnosis ever. I did so much research on everything (thanks OCD), took the suggestions of psychiatrists (not doctors) and went off of what I thought made the most sense. I wanted some sort of peace and relief with a diagnosis and I went with the one that settled with me the best

    • DumbJock

      907d

      There’s so much overlap between every diagnosis ever. I did so much research on everything (thanks OCD), took the suggestions of psychiatrists (not doctors) and went off of what I thought made the most sense. I wanted some sort of peace and relief with a diagnosis and I went with the one that settled with me the best

    • sprite

      909d

      personality disorders are really hard to diagnose. you usually need either a full, hours-long psych evaluation, or you have to let your doctor observe your symptoms over time. a lot of symptoms for those disorders can be quite similar too. i do know that it’s super frustrating not knowing exactly what’s going on in your brain, though.

    • OleanderBunnies

      910d

      Both therapists I’ve had keep going between saying “you are OBVIOUSLY borderline.” and “Well autism comes with attachment problems so you arent borderline.” even tho I fit the criteria for quiet bpd to a T. IMO you know yourself better than strangers, and if you find your therapists aren’t taking your concerns seriously you should find a new one if possible to seek diagnosis!

    • esh

      910d

      There is a lot of overlap in mood disorders so per doctor can be a little subjective. I have BP2 and BPD. You might have both!

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