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Re: This week...

Posted by Chocoholic on June 7, 2002, at 20:06:28

In reply to Re: This week... sid, posted by Sarahmarie on May 24, 2002, at 9:55:12


I know how it feels to be labeled, since I have bipolar disorder, but please remember you are a person, not a diagnosis. My therapist has told me that those labels are essentially meaningless except for insurance purposes (DSM IV).It's the person and her symptoms that get treated, not some preconceived and prepackaged symptoms.
Also, my psychiatrist told me that BPD is a catch-all for when doctors can't come up with other diagnoses, and often with the right medications, those "objectionable" personality traits go away or are ameliorated.

I don't know why your therapist is so set on trying to prove a diagnosis,anyway! But please don't fret--those important to you will love you for whoever you are! And you can work on what you feel is important to change for your own well-being.





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