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Thoughts on telling people you have Bipolar instead of BPD?

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Dwight7

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I agree with this. A diagnosis is to guide mental health professionals on what treatment can be given. It can become an unwanted label if you share it with people who really do not need to know.

Especially when around “casual acquaintances/colleagues.” My BPD diagnosis is deeply personal. You’re in control of the info you share with others.

And the truth is: people say they’re about mental health awareness, until you show symptoms. Or until you share a major diagnosis, like BPD.

Sometimes being anxious is a general human experience...BPD is not.
 
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