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i think its a condemnation

Posted by Christ_empowered on August 30, 2010, at 8:51:30

In reply to personality disorders, posted by emmanuel98 on August 29, 2010, at 21:38:27

mental illness labels are bad enough, but a lot of the "personality disorders" strike me as condemnations of an individual couched in therapeutic jargon.

I was diagnosed by 2 shrinks as having a personality disorder instead of a mental illness. 1 shrink went so far as to say that I was faking psychiatric symptoms so I could feel "special" and "unique". Fast forward 2 years: after spending a lot of time off meds (I figured, if they don't think I'm crazy, why take meds?) and ending up in a mental hospital, I was told by another psychiatrist that she "always knew it was really bipolar"

I think its worth noting that, in my case, my relationship with the shrink who diagnosed bipolar was far better than my relationship with the shrink who diagnosed a personality disorder. Shrinks act as if they're objective, but really all sorts of variables affect what diagnosis you end up with.




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