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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds sar

Posted by Elizabeth on October 25, 2001, at 11:23:55

In reply to Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds Elizabeth, posted by sar on October 22, 2001, at 17:18:52

> i discovered my borderline tendencies through my own research and i was actually the first one to call myself "borderline"...

Careful with self-diagnosing. The symptoms and features of BPD are pretty far-reaching, and most people will find something of themselves in a description (as in pop psychology books) or in the diagnostic criteria. (ADD is a lot like that too.)

IMO, if you have some self-defeating behaviours that you need to fix, focus on your specific problems, not on a label.

> > Are you in the Boston area?
>
> no, southwest texas...

Ahh, then your doctor would definitely not be affiliated with Harvard (in eastern Massachusetts)!

> the borderline label hurt, the histrionic one made me laugh, and the BP II--well i now i have firstahnd knowledge that it's the meds, not the dx.

What do you mean by that?

> having read up on all of my diagnoses has helped change my behavior, though.

Well, that's good then. But I don't think it should require a pejorative label for patients to identify your problems and work on correcting them.

best,
-elizabeth


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