Posted by corafree on December 14, 2004, at 22:19:30
In reply to BPD and PTSD Tofu Emmy, Alesta-long dull » littleone, posted by Gabbix2 on December 14, 2004, at 21:59:32
Yep, I've seen some things that really angered me also, about my so-called borderline disorder and PTSD. I don't know what DID is??? I won't repeat the things I've heard because it would be suggestive to others. Applaud your post cf
> > > I do think I have some of the symptoms though, I've been diagnosed with P.T.S.D though and some newer schools of thought consider that BPD is a form of P.T.S.D.
> > My T was telling me just the other day that he believes BPD, PTSD and DID are all very closely interrelated and revolve around one's identity. He said there is a lot of overlap surrounding them and he wouldn't be surprised if DSM was modified in some future edition.
> Well I hope it's modified, because the actual definition is fairly nebulous, when I read that I had been diagnosed with "traits" I had no idea what it was, and didn't really concern myself to much. I looked it up in the DSM and thought well, I get anxious pathologically for sure, I've overdosed, I have a problem with S.I and I feel empty a lot.. Okay.
> When I looked it up on the net and saw how it was portrayed I was devastated! There were things I would just never do labelled as typical borderline symptoms. I think it's terrible that any diagnosis has a stigma, but what if you do have a few of the symptoms but they aren't the kind you take out on other people? Or they aren't to the same degree another Dr considers to be borderline? To have been through trauma, and to suffer another abuse by being slapped with such a loaded label would be soul-killing.
> I'm fortunate that my psychiatrist got to know me better and took it off my chart. We all know it's the luck of the draw with psychiatrists though/ What about those who haven't had that good fortune? It's so sad, that following a possible lifetime of abuse, that every professional who sees a copy of their chart sees "BORDERLINE" and their every action will be seen through that filter. As if it's not difficult enough to have yourself recognized as a thinking human being when you have a mental illness no matter what your diagnosis.
> Just letting off some steam..