So I'm new to this site. I've finally decided to seek help after years of being unsure that I actually have a problem. I guess that's a start. I think I may have Borderline Personality Disorder. I know you're not supposed to try to diagnose yourself, but I'm convinced. It all makes sense. Reading about it makes me feel less crazy..like I'm not alone. I'm planning on going back to therapy. I stopped going about a year ago when I began to feel better. My doctor diagnosed me with "mild depression". Mild? I don't think so. Do people with "mild depression" ever want to off themselves? I often weigh the pros and cons of going through with it. The thought doesn't even make me uncomfortable anymore. I've become almost completely desensitized. I used to self-mutilate. I guilted myself out of it recently. I can talk myself out of it by asking myself, "What would mom think? What would dad think?" That usually works.
I guess what I'm asking is..what should I do now? Do I tell my doctor that I think I have BPD? Or will he/she not take my theory into consideration because you're not really supposed to diagnose yourself?