Bpd dating bipolar
(Amazon) This is why one of my oldest friends, K, who is a formerly BPD-diagnosed person herself, asked me if she should stop seeing her therapist, whom she liked, because the therapist had suggested that she might have BPD — simply because my friend mentioned “cutting” as a younger person, and then K asked — rhetorically — who cut as a younger person?
(She also commented, later: “A borderline diagnosis just means the psychiatrist is calling you an asshole.”) I have questioned my diagnosis, which began when I was too young to even be diagnosed, since I was 16.
The following is the first in a series of posts about mental illness called, What ______ Really Is, in which I, and perhaps some guest posters, tackle a variety of mental illnesses and disorders with stigmatizing stereotypes.
This series, or anything I write about mental illness, is not meant to replace information from a mental health professional, and simply reflects my own experience and/or research. I’m pretty open about having schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type on this site, which people have called me brave for.
Check out the awesome, totally non-stigmatizing cover art of the book at left, which has barely changed since the book’s release over two decades ago.
When I have a psychotic episode due to BPD, the episode lasts for hours, and is usually gone by the next day.
If you need a refresher on what “psychotic” means, i.e.
Others may have been exposed to unstable relationships and hostile conflicts.
However, some people with BPD do not have a history of trauma.
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The NIMH page lists the DSM-IV’s (DSM = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, found on pretty much every psychiatrist’s bookshelf, if not their desk) official criteria for a diagnosis about halfway down the page; because I, and even the NIMH, who has pulled their support for the upcoming DSM-V, have doubts about the validity of the DSM, I will refer primarily to the NIMH’s opening paragraphs: (DSM-III) listed BPD as a diagnosable illness for the first time.