Reasons Why a Diagnosis is So Important

By | 2017-12-07T14:59:38+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A psychiatrist didn’t give me a diagnosis for borderline personality disorder (BPD) until I was detained in hospital on suicide watch in October last year. They called it voluntary admission, but if I had refused to speak with the psychiatrist, I would have been held against my will. I suspected for many years that I had BPD, but many mental health professionals are reluctant to suggest the diagnosis because of the stigma attached. I had assumed that you needed to show all the symptoms of BPD to qualify for the diagnosis. Therefore, I assumed that because I don’t regularly dissociate, [...]