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Frustrated with my diagnosis

Confusedandanxious

Confusedandanxious

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Feeling beeter already, thanks.

What do you mean by doctors you got through work?
My work sent me to see the occupational health person. I found them more helpful than the ones I was seeing.
Sorry, I thought when you said psychotherapist it was a one arranged through work. My bad.
 
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Darknesssdaughter

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Oh right. What else cold mean? Sorry I'm retarded.
 
Confusedandanxious

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No you're not. I'm not sure what you mean. A psychotherapist could be very helpful for you.
 
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dancerpainter

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In BPD / EUPD you experience quick changing moods often as a result of something or someone. This is why people term it emotional unstable PD.

Most people with this diagnosis have experienced some kind of trauma often in childhood.

You don't experience hypomania or mania with either of the above.

Both hypomania and mania appear in Bipolar. Bipolar 1 for mania previously known as Manic Depression. Hypomania for Bipolar 2. Then there is Cyclothymia (Bipolar 3) where you get hypomania but not severe depression.

Both PD and Bipolar all have overlapping criteria especially in terms of risky behaviour.

I'm diagnosed with EUPD, and whilst once I met the criteria slightly I don't now. However I do meet the criteria for Bipolar 2 but those so called professionals still label me with a PD despite the fact my swings in mood are long lasting and I don't show any traits of a PD.

Sadly once labelled with a PD, it's very hard to lose the label.
 
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Darknesssdaughter

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In BPD / EUPD you experience quick changing moods often as a result of something or someone. This is why people term it emotional unstable PD.

Most people with this diagnosis have experienced some kind of trauma often in childhood.

You don't experience hypomania or mania with either of the above.

Both hypomania and mania appear in Bipolar. Bipolar 1 for mania previously known as Manic Depression. Hypomania for Bipolar 2. Then there is Cyclothymia (Bipolar 3) where you get hypomania but not severe depression.

Both PD and Bipolar all have overlapping criteria especially in terms of risky behaviour.

I'm diagnosed with EUPD, and whilst once I met the criteria slightly I don't now. However I do meet the criteria for Bipolar 2 but those so called professionals still label me with a PD despite the fact my swings in mood are long lasting and I don't show any traits of a PD.

Sadly once labelled with a PD, it's very hard to lose the label.
My mood can swing during the day from depression to mania or hypomania.
I done a research about this and some doctors consider it mixt episode of bipolar. Some say that mood swing don't change during the day in bipolar so must be BPD. There are also opinions that are both bipolar and BPD.

I also heard a small percent of those diagnosed with BPD don't report or didn't had trauma.

Yes, that's how it is with the lable of diagnosis, some doctors make a first impression when they see you in the beginning and after is hard to change their mind.

Maybe search for a second opinion regarding to your diagnosis.if possible.
 
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Mary26

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Oh, I want to scream when I hear "incurable" or when medical professionals slap a diagnosis on people. We are not our diagnosis and we are not incurable! We are unique, complicated humans whose symptoms are just coping mechanisms for whatever pain or trauma we have suffered. But humans are the most powerful, resilient beings who are absolutely capable of recovery and growth. (Sorry about the rant lol)
 
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Darknesssdaughter

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Sorry @Marry26 for upsseting you. I have symptoms from many disorders so I feel very alone in this... And fitting less or more into something makes me feel better.

I also believe everyone can be capable of recovery.
 
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