Hisss you know nothin about my life. I’ve actually managed to lose an entire half of an ounce, you wrinkly bully!
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I showed my rash to the GP- she reckons it could be shingles which would mean it’s not caused by the lithium after all.
Really struggling with the BPD diagnosis lately. Though it was diagnosed about a year ago, at the time I wasn’t entirely sure as the doctor just said “personality disorder” and didn’t name a specific one when I asked him which one, and they never actually went through the criteria- they just based it on my history of self harm and suicidal ideation. But it’s only now that it’s really had implications about how I’m treated and certain assumptions that are made. And it makes me feel awful and hopeless :(
Had my first DBT group today. There were two of us who were new (I already knew the other girl from inpatient) and four other women who had been doing it for a while. I was talking to one of the women before group and she told me that it’s been life changing for her, and that she could now cope with things she couldn’t before. During group a couple of them also spoke about how at first they didn’t get what was being taught and thought it was stupid but as time went on they could incorporate it into their lives and really see the benefits. Still anxious about it, but it’s also interesting seeing the difference between us who are new to it and those who’ve already done over 6 months of it.
The other girl who I know from IP isn’t doing the full DBT program though- she told me she’s only doing the six months of the group component because she doesn’t meet the criteria for BPD. This must be the only time where having a BPD diagnosis actually has a use haha- you can access DBT which is quite possibly the most comprehensive and intense therapy program available in the public mental health service.
Yes we do learn about evidence based practice and about how interventions should have solid evidence behind them.
Ahh cool! Hopefully it works well for you :)
Thanks for that. I am seeing my GP tomorrow morning and then the psych registrar on Thursday so I will mention it and see what they have to say about it x
Interesting, I wasn’t aware they had research for this- I think I just assumed it was from anecdotal evidence they concluded that people with BPD shouldn’t be hospitalised.