How do you know if you have BPD???

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Hi , could someone please explain to me how they get diagnosed with BPD?? :confused:
 
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not sure exactly when i was dx'ed cos they denied it for a bit, but around sept 09 may have been when was in hosp, otherwise it would have been one of the psyches i saw, i worked out my dx from the fact they had put me forward for dbt, and eventually one psych admitted it was true.
 
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hahaha.....be admitted to an APW, meet a consultant once & hey presto theres your label ;)
 
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hahaha.....be admitted to an APW, meet a consultant once & hey presto theres your label ;)
Well.. yes for some of us Borderline does stand out that much! I would imagine that if the Consultant was doing his job professionally enough, they would have had the experience to look at a history of that person
quickly and efficiently and make a diagnosis....
for some,however it does take longer.That's the reality of the situation.....sometimes BPD can be difficult to pin-point because it is on a broad spectrum within the Personality Disorders....it depends on how the person presents.

qf.
 
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Well.. yes for some of us Borderline does stand out that much! I would imagine that if the Consultant was doing his job professionally enough, they would have had the experience to look at a history of that person
quickly and efficiently and make a diagnosis....
for some,however it does take longer.That's the reality of the situation.....sometimes BPD can be difficult to pin-point because it is on a broad spectrum within the Personality Disorders....it depends on how the person presents.

qf.
I dont believe ANY diagnosis should be made that qickly, however experienced with however much information a Pysch is presented with! Labels can be and are very damanging, and not so easy to challenge and it should be concidered that yo work alongside a patient, include them and their views! Individliasation is the way forward!

I mean this in the most respectful way, and to be totally honest dont necessarily disagree with my diagnosis but see the damage lables case on a daily basis ;)
 
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and apologies my 'U' btton doesnt work properly lol
 
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Hi I understand where you are coming from....Individualisation can be the way forward, but does it really happen in practice...
I don' t take any notice that I may have been given a 'label', it only becomes a label,if you allow to be so.
I'm more concerned with exploring ways which will allow me to achieve a better standard of 'wellness'.....
I do accept tho that folks do get bothered by the 'label' thing.

qf.
 
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For me it took two hours over two seperate dates, and at the end of the interview the psychiatrist said that i was really strange, i took that as a compliment lol. YAY!

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i had two psychiatrists, over 2 hours and now i have to go back with my mum as they wont to get to the root of the problem and know more about my childhood, i only hope my mum doesn't go into her over protective mother mode and say everything was normal and that i was the perfect child and her mothering skills were not to be questioned! cause my childhood was anything but normal and ok she did her best but she was a 'head in the sand' mum!
 
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I don't have a bpd dx, but a PD dx with borderline and avoident traits (i.e. I don't meet enough of the criteria to be dx with bpd or avoident pd).

A very very shorten version of my mh label journey..... It all started when I was 16 and was told it was depression and anxiety, followed by a hospital stay where I was told cyclothimia, at 20/21 I was told Bi-polar II in October I was told not Bi-polar at all but BPD - This followed an inpatient stay and an arrogant, PITA consultant who made everything 3 times worse than they were to start with.

I got a 2nd opinion cos I knew that BPD did not fit and was told by my 2nd opinion dr that its a mix in his opinion of borderline and avoident. This was an hour and a half appointment although he did have access to my past notes. I feel this fits much better than just BPD, and am happier with this.
 

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