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Re: caught up over issue of diagnosis

Posted by emmanuel98 on April 23, 2010, at 19:40:52

In reply to Re: caught up over issue of diagnosis emmanuel98, posted by deerock on April 23, 2010, at 10:45:29

It does seem to me that you are being a wee bit unreasonable. You brought up the borderline issue, assessing your own issues. She declined to label you borderline. I don't see what you're angry about.

Anyway, if you have issues that YOU assess as being borderline-like, why shy away from the borderline label so strongly. The BPD label leads to a whole slew of research on what therapies work (DBT especially) and why. Labels help therapists work out treatment programs based on empirically validated studies. BPD has been well studied and there's a lot of research out there about what works. Maybe, if you have borderline-like issues (self-harm, splitting, abandonment fears, explosive moods) you would benefit from borderline therapies.

I was never diagnosed as borderline, but I had explosive moods and a trauma history and was admitted into a DBT program. I didn't get upset about being effectively "labeled" as borderline. I just appreciated being able to get in this program and learn DBT methods. It helped me a lot.


> because she didnt say NO. by not saying anything she effectively agrees with me and by saying she wont label me she is saying she agrees but doesnt want to use a label.
>
> your response makes me feel that you think i am being unreasonable.


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