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Have i been misdiagnosed as having bpd???

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Aurora-Sky

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So iam 19 and have been diagnosed with bpd for almost two years but have had symptoms since i was a child.
since i was a child i would hallucinate things, here children singing or calling my name in the distance on occasions.
But more recently from about the age of 14 i started self harming and things got worse.
my main symptoms are:

Paranoia
Psychosis (seeing stuff, not sleeping and hearing voices)
Severe depressions
times where i get really hyper out of no where
self harm (which i no longer do)
severe anxiety
blackout anger (where i cant remember anything and cant control my actions)

i go through friends like nothing
i have broken the law a few times
domestic violance with family
use to do drugs and drink a lot

And thats all i can think of at the moment. i know it seems like I'm a really bad person but the real me is so loving and friendly.
in the past i have been diagnosed with:

-Anxiety
-Major Depression
-Bpd
-Psychosis

i have also been told i have bipolar although my psych doesn't think i do and been told i may have schizophrenia which she doesn't think is true either.

i was just wondering if you feel as though my diagnoses is right and people can relate and share some of the same experiences. :low::cry: and also if you think i have a different diagnosis can you tell me what you think i have so i can mention it to my psych or properly understand it.
 
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Hello and welcome.

I'm diagnosed with BPD, Depression and Anxiety. You do share some things with me, but not others. The psychotic symptoms are obviously stand-out ones. You can experience this with BPD, although I don't think it's all that common, and I certainly don't experience it. That occurring since childhood doesn't sit well with me. Especially when they try and tag a personality disorder to you; you'd usually expect psychosis to appear in times of great stress or emotional angst/turmoil, which is more of an adult thing isn't it.

What is your mood pattern like? Stable? Some fluctuation in mood but nothing too major? Up and down every day? Up and down every day or every other day and quite severely so? Up and down every few weeks or months? Or anything else?
 
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My Mood can change everyday although i tend to have a few weeks to a month of feeling normal and happy and energised then all of a sudden I'm severely depressed again for a few weeks, and i just get sudden bursts of hyper activity out of no where when a minute earlier i was crying and wanting to die, for no reason what so ever.
 
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It's really difficult to diagnose these disorders, but your symptoms could suggest it. Things also change over time, so it could be that you had bpd before but now are improving and thus no longer feel that you shoild be labelled with it. It would be better to see a good psychiatrist for a definitive diagnosis.
 
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My Mood can change everyday although i tend to have a few weeks to a month of feeling normal and happy and energised then all of a sudden I'm severely depressed again for a few weeks, and i just get sudden bursts of hyper activity out of no where when a minute earlier i was crying and wanting to die, for no reason what so ever.
That mood pattern is certainly more typical of BPD. That together with a history of violence, self-harm, depression, troublesome relationships, anger, substance abuse, anxiety and paranoia would all point towards that diagnosis. That doesn't mean that you do have that, and I certainly am not able to diagnose anything, but it seems most likely.

BPD usually comes with something else, another condition of some sort (usually separate diagnoses of depression or anxiety, but can be a range of things), so there could be something else mixed in with that.

Out of interest who suggested Bipolar and Schizophrenia to you?
 
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