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Gilbertine

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Just found out today, by accident, that I was diagnosed as having Borderline Personality Disorder in 1989. Why was I never told this? Is it treatable and what is it exactly?:mad::tea:
 
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welcome.

Hi there gilburtine,

that is a strange thing. How did you discover that? Did you have a cop at your records?

As for what it is. To see a simple break down of the various symptoms and how it may affect you I would suggest looking up BPD on wikipedia.

You may then see why and how it has affected your life.
It may then be easier to share with us your feelings. This is a warm and welcoming site so please post again. Cheers.
 
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Just a follow up to my last post. If you saw that diagnosis and it was diagnosed in 1989, you've had 21yrs to find out what it is. Believe me, you can't miss it.
 
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Just found out today, by accident, that I was diagnosed as having Borderline Personality Disorder in 1989. Why was I never told this? Is it treatable and what is it exactly?:mad::tea:
Hi Gilbertine. How are things going now? I'm guessing they were bad in 1989 :(. They may have not told you then as treatment was less developed & they didn't want to scare you - I don't know. Mind you, only a year ago a friend found out she had been diagnosed with BPD at some unspecified point, because a GP happened to share her notes with her, and the dx was on there ! The GP was completely unaware that the diagnosis had not been discussed. Very strange. Since then I have been paranoid and always ask the Drs whether they are diagnosing me with anything new - I'm sure they think I'm a complete pain in the backside, but how can we trust them when they keep such important information from us??
They are denying us the chance for self-discovery and recovery, really.

Have you looked up the symptoms? Some people "grow out" of BPD naturally so it may well be that you no longer fit the diagnosis.
 
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Gilbertine

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I've had a sneaking suspicion for a while that I had a personality disorder because I feel different from other people. I was diagnosed as bi-polar in 1991 and that's what I thought was what I had, and GAD too. I fit the profile of BPD exactly.
 
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