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Re: Misdiagnosed! sedona

Posted by jane d on April 16, 2003, at 8:18:31

In reply to Misdiagnosed??, posted by sedona on April 16, 2003, at 1:18:05

> Hello- I am facing a dilemma with my therapy. I have been seeing a therapist for about two years .....
One month later she had the results and she found that much to her surprise I showed a lot of Borderline traits according to the test. I know exactly what that means as I have read a lot about the personality disorders-


Sedona,
You had been seeing her for two years and she didn't think you were borderline until you took a test? Something seems very fishy here. I don't think tests are supposed to be used that way.

I've done a bit of reading on borderline personality also after someone tried to tag me with it. I also tend to be a hypochondriac about these things but no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't make the borderline picture fit. And that's when I could figure out just what the description meant anyway. Is it a "personality" disorder or a mood disorder? Is it defined by what you feel or how you behave? Is it a case where the written description is inadequate but you "know it when you see it"? I never did find out what the person who labeled me was using as a definition or what he thought he saw. You might ask your therapist what her definition is and how you fit it. Or you could just decide that this diagnosis is so muddy that it won't be around much longer and shrug it off.

Jane
*Disclaimer. I am way over on the biological side of the fence in my view of the world and don't really believe in personality disorders period.


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