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Hey everyone, I have some news today from the Doctor’s office, Today I learned I am suffering from Borderline Personality Traits, it is what causes my depression to last for as long as it has because depression doesn’t normally linger this long in a person. It is the underlying causee of my depression.

I  don’t understand the term quite well yet although I have heard about it from various people, The treatment I have been told, will come from me, there are no medications, only therapy and myself have to fight against it, I am trying to understand the problem as well, if anyone on here has better understanding of the situation, you can be of help.

My prescription has been changed as well, I am going off the anti psychotics for now, so not crazy anymore I guess (Yay!?) and my depression has been given a final diagnosis as being a major depressive disorder or clinical depression as it is known commonly so I guess people who have been living in denial of my problems can now quiet down and try and understand that I am seriously ill and their denial and advices are going to be of no help to me.  I will continue to fight against my illnesses and try and rally as many people as I can to help me in this battle, it is going to be a long fight, it might take weeks but more probably it will be months before we see any results of the medicine so I will need your support in the long term and hopefully I can come out of this on the right side.

This will be the hardest battlee I have ever fought, I am afraid if I use the term ‘Personality disorder’ among the general public they would reject me, like some did when I talked about my depression, I need your suggestions, Should I be publicly talking about it like I talked my depression? Or should I just keep it limited to this one post?

Looking forward to your opinions.


16 Comments

PurpleOwl · April 1, 2017 at 7:39 AM

Does it help having a diagnosis? Personally, I don’t care what my label is as such but just how to get through it. I hope you get the appropriate help and therapy to move forwards.

    knightofsteel · April 1, 2017 at 7:41 AM

    A diagnosis helps me, helps me identify and learn about my own problems, that’s the only way I will know how to fight them.

      knightofsteel · April 1, 2017 at 9:10 AM

      I would like to know whether you think I should let other people know too though.

N. D. Gupta · April 1, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Should not make it public. Only professional help should be taken.

Mindfump · April 1, 2017 at 11:18 AM

I agree with above professional help is the way to go. Whilst people can support you and encourage you, advice some come from professionals. I wish you all the best, it is not a nice thing to have to deal with

    knightofsteel · April 1, 2017 at 11:21 AM

    So you think it would be a good idea to let them know?

      Mindfump · April 1, 2017 at 11:26 AM

      I say definitely be open, the people who reject you are not worth your time anyway. Keep people close to you who care for you and about you. If it helps you to write on a personal level then I’d say do it.

      knightofsteel · April 1, 2017 at 11:31 AM

      Thank you I will definitely give it a thought

N. D. Gupta · April 2, 2017 at 8:34 AM

I shall suggest u to not to give so much importance to net study. Medical fraternity advises against it. Most of the symptoms fit into many diseases and most of time problem become refractory to treatment because of bias in mind. Maximum u can have basic idea of the terminology and doubts must be discussed with professional with open mind.

Royalpsycho · April 2, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Hi knightofsteel
I am particularly impressed with how open, articulate and perceptive you are. In my experience, there is hardly any consensus among psychiatrists, different psych will give u different diagnosis, leaving you ever so confused. I am sure you ave already had a taste of that. If I were you, I would only focus on the treatment and not the label. Sadly people will judge you on the tag given, leaving you very vulnerable and prone to rejection and heart break. The choice is yours and I hope that you would choose wise fully.

Sunita · April 2, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Dear
main focus is to get well soon irrespective of what the diagnosis is .So don’t give any​ importance to label. be regular about your medication and hope get well soon.

krystalrosebarr · April 24, 2017 at 7:51 PM

I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder after years of having a misdiagnosis of bipolar (knowing deep down that I never experienced mania). I can tell you that there is definitely a serious stigma around this disorder. Sometimes comments I hear can really hurt my feelings but I remind myself that I am a person who has a hard time regulating my emotions.
If you have the option of getting into DBT therapy, you should definitely try it! DBT has changed my life. You’re write about their not being medication for borderline (although they can treat symptoms – depression, anxiety, etc.) but the skills I’ve learned in DBT have helped me so much in regulating my emotions.
I just started my blog on here and am glad I found yours! I will definitely keep up with your posts!

    knightofsteel · April 25, 2017 at 12:07 AM

    Thank you so much, I will definitely give it a try

penelopespeaks100 · May 9, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Please feel free to post as much as u want or need to. It doesn’t do anyone any good for to be holding back on a topic like this. Things need to be talked about for the greater good of others like you and yourself. 👌i wish you luck

romeovilleoutreach · October 31, 2017 at 7:19 PM

Hi, I believe I have quiet borderline personality disorder. I am going to a psychologist this Friday due to the fact I am now terrified I will lose control. I have been writing about my feelings for a while and never knew what was wrong with me but this may be it. Take a look at my last few posts and let me know if this is how you feel. http://Www.totheverygates.com I’m in the same boat you’re in.

    knightofsteel · November 1, 2017 at 4:41 AM

    Hi, I hope you get the help you need. It might feel like things are going out of control but that doesn’t mean you won’t regain it. I will surely check your posts out and talk further.☺️

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