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I've been reading up on PD . I didn't even know there was 3 clusters that they fell under. I didn't even know some PD excisted either.

My question/curiosty is what type of PD do you have ?
 
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I've been reading up on PD . I didn't even know there was 3 clusters that they fell under. I didn't even know some PD excisted either.

My question/curiosty is what type of PD do you have ?

B U M P :)
 
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what kind of PD?

Hi Fedup,

PD is a bit of a nightmare. Not just having it, or being diagnosed with it, but they way they describe it too. Like: what fercrissakes is the difference between "schizotypal PD" and "schizoid PD"...??

I have Borderline, and a couple of other types too. Depends who you talk to or what day it was when they saw me....

Some people say it doesn't exist, or it's just a dump diagnosis for when the psychiatrists don't know what's wrong with someone. I actually think it's real - but they way it is described - all these different categories and clusters - that's what's unreal. A lot of psychiatrists don't understand it, and don't really want to. They want to treat people who are "ill" (psychotic), and however many problems we have, PD is not an "illness".

I think the term "Personality Disorder" is an unpleasant, negative, stigmatising and misleading name for a set of problems that are real and whose sufferers need help. Couldn't we call it something else - like "emotional disability"?

As you can see, I feel strongly about this. I can't find a thread for it - maybe we should start one?

Baba Yaga
 
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Hi Fedup,

PD is a bit of a nightmare. Not just having it, or being diagnosed with it, but they way they describe it too. Like: what fercrissakes is the difference between "schizotypal PD" and "schizoid PD"...??

I have Borderline, and a couple of other types too. Depends who you talk to or what day it was when they saw me....

Some people say it doesn't exist, or it's just a dump diagnosis for when the psychiatrists don't know what's wrong with someone. I actually think it's real - but they way it is described - all these different categories and clusters - that's what's unreal. A lot of psychiatrists don't understand it, and don't really want to. They want to treat people who are "ill" (psychotic), and however many problems we have, PD is not an "illness".

I think the term "Personality Disorder" is an unpleasant, negative, stigmatising and misleading name for a set of problems that are real and whose sufferers need help. Couldn't we call it something else - like "emotional disability"?

As you can see, I feel strongly about this. I can't find a thread for it - maybe we should start one?

Baba Yaga


Thank you for replying :)
I like you are getting confused with all that i read ............. currently waiting for a report to come back on my OH as i think PD is the line they are going down,as after i had a phone conversation with one of the health team they were saying 3 thing's he falls under but not fully , so i'm awaiting this report as to know what is going on .

What others have they said you have ?
 
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I have emotionally unstable borderline personality disorder. I'm constantly telling people I'm not depressed, or I'm not a sociopath. I just don't have the right wiring. I was rather fortunate to have a Doctor come into the practice where I am treated who specialised in mental health issues, so he could send me to the right places, for the right diagnosis, instead of just saying I was depressed, and had other mental health issues, which is what happened previous to his arrival. PD's are an odd one, that's for sure, because no two people are alike, so understanding and diagnosing can be very difficult.

Try explaining to your Dr that you cannot have square t-bags, because theres too much of a traumatic situation going on with them... (It's a lot deeper than that, but even when I talk about it, I cannot help but think that I'm mad, but it's still there.. even if I know that it's stupid to give t-bags emotions and feelings, and to feel pain for them... hey, I am mentally unwell!) and yet can sometimes seem to lack any human empathy.:drool::drool:

I hope all works out for your OH, and he gets the correct diagnosis, and treatment.:hug:
 
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They say he has traits from four of them . So in my eye's that is mixed personality disorder ........... another way of saying ......... they dunno what's wrong. !!

Has any one any differant veiws ??
 
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yeah Fedup, sounds like that's what they are saying... Like "we can't pin-point any specific disorder, but he's sort of a little from group A, a little from group B, etc... " It's like a pick and mix attitude, grab handfuls of each, but weight them in together.

I honestly don't have any ideas on how you can make them be more specific, but it does seem they don't want to really commit to anything.
Keep your chin up. X:hug:
 
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:thx: for replying little me :hug:
 
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You're welcome Fedup, it's so tricky with PDs, it's like they don't know, or don't care, just patronise you, and send you on your way...

Having the answers is just the start of it, then you have to find people who understand PDs to treat your husband, and that in it'self is a nightmare.
Chin up, and fingers crossed.:hug::hug:
 
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Hopefully next week i will be told whether i have avoidance personality disorder, and any treatment i may need. It does bother me tho cos if i can conquer this, my manic phases will be so much worse
 
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You're welcome Fedup, it's so tricky with PDs, it's like they don't know, or don't care, just patronise you, and send you on your way...

Having the answers is just the start of it, then you have to find people who understand PDs to treat your husband, and that in it'self is a nightmare.
Chin up, and fingers crossed.:hug::hug:
:hug: Thx little me , i totally agree .
 
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Hopefully next week i will be told whether i have avoidance personality disorder, and any treatment i may need. It does bother me tho cos if i can conquer this, my manic phases will be so much worse

:hug: Daffy and i hope you can work through this as positivly as you can :hug:
 
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borderline personality disorder - discuss...

I've recently (finally) been given an accurate diagnosis as to what's been going on for me since I was about 12. In one respect it's a relief - I know what I'm dealing with - on another - oh my god!

It's difficult (for me) to be regularly explaining to people that the "borderline" in bpd doesn't mean I've nearly got a personality disorder - back in my professional life - around 10 years ago bpd was seen as a diagnosis given to folk when the psyche wasn't very sure - it all feels like it's firmed up a lot now though.

I was upset to be given the diagnosis because of the negative and often judgemental attitudes the professionals often have towards people with this.

cheers

Chris
 
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The first problem with PD is similar to schizophrenia in that it is really a generalised term for a wide variety of symptoms that often converge with other diagnoses. The second problem is that there are a lot of psychiatrists who either don't believe PD exists or that it is untreatable anyway.
 
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