Posted by seldomseen on June 12, 2009, at 7:06:24
In reply to I feel stigmatized, posted by Deneb on June 11, 2009, at 22:10:29
I thought your pdoc, a trained professional, said you did not meet the criteria for borderline personality disorder?
I would definately trust her opinion.
I have borderline "tendencies" I suspect, but then again I suspect I have "tendencies" toward a lot of diagnosis in the DSM hatever (Bipolar for one). It's all on a continuum.
On a related note, I feel quite strongly about not referring to people as their diagnosis/illness. I think it is just not fair and rather disrespectful. I work with people with sickle cell disease and a lot of people, even medical professionals, refer to them as "sicklers". I just wince, and correct them when I hear that terminology.
IMO It's a *person* with sickle cell disease, not a disease with a person.
So, hang in there Deneb. I've been on babble a while and have seen the *marked* progress and self-discovery that you have made.
I'm happy for you and would so hope that you would feel proud, and definately *not* stigmatized about the progress you have made. You are on a very difficult path (in a way we all are) and you are negotiating the pitfalls and struggles very well.
Take good good care.