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Old 09-11-14, 12:38 AM   #1
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I've recently been diagnosed with BPD, as in a few hours ago . In that time it seems to have changed nothing and everything.

I have had depression for 10 years and recently adult onset epilepsy. I was seeing my psychiatrist again because my neurologist is trying to work out if the seizures are related to epilepsy or not. So off I went to my psychiatrist who, for the record, is wonderful and always goes above and beyond to make sure she has covered every aspect. After grilling me about every minute aspect of my life she said that not only do I have depression but I have(/am?) BDP.

Now the rational side of me says that nothing has changed between going in to her office and coming out. But I have always struggled with the stigma of depression, which people are becoming more enlightened about, but BDP feels like a whole other deal, and as well as that it feels like I have even less control over my mood and actions now.

I just wanted to get this out because I don't really know how to begin to deal with this. Like I said I know nothing has changed, and if anything it has really explained a lot about my moods, actions and how I react to things, but I don't know, now I'm just rambling.
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Old 09-11-14, 12:43 PM   #2
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Give it some time. You have to get used to this whole idea of Borderline Personality Disorder, but you're blessed with a good, caring psychiatrist. You may have a long journey ahead, but it has direction and a certain level of success. You will come a long way if you manage take good care of yourself and manage not to blame others for personal discomfort. I wish you all the best.
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Thank you. After having time to think about it overnight I have realised that it gives me a certain level of clarity. I always feel hopeless that I find it so hard to suppress the levels of emotion that I just assumed everyone felt but dealt with much better when in reality that's not the case, and I guess that gives me some comfort that it's not normal and therefore it's not that others handle its better it's that they don't experience it at all
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Old 09-20-14, 11:11 AM   #4
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Jena, it's a label. It doesn't mean you actually have it, and depending on the therapist's unique definition of the disorder, it isn't bad and you are not bad.

I have also suffered from stigma. I still. I should start a stigma thread and go see if there are other stigma threads on here...
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