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I no longer (!) meet the criteria for BPD zonked

Posted by zonked on December 25, 2016, at 22:42:26

In reply to New diagnosis: Borderline PD (SLS, your thoughts?), posted by zonked on December 17, 2016, at 13:01:10

Um, weird. I was told recently that my treatment team advocated "Borderline PD" be removed from my chart, because I no longer meet the criteria for it.

Apparently, Borderline personality disorder is overdiagnosed with people with a history of substance abuse.

SLS--thanks for the information, I might take that with me to my next appointment.

Some of what's happening I can attribute to benzodiazepine withdrawal, the addiction psychiatrist has taken me down to 0.25mg of Klonopin twice a day, which is causing me to feel dissociated, anxious, and ruminate a hell of a lot. Because I've been on one benzo or another for 15 years I'm beginning to wonder if going off of them at all is wise. I've heard it can take years. I can't endure years of this... and I still haven't gotten it out of my system completely!

-z


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