Hey everyone, I'm new here so I am still trying to figure out how everything works. A year ago I was diagnosed by a psychologist with BPD amongst other things. Interestingly, she mentioned borderline personality disorder during our first or second session and kind of pinned that label on my symptoms really early on. I had no idea what it was at the time and was desperate for help so I went along with it, not knowing any better. So that has been the diagnosis I've been 'treated' for over the past year. Long story short, my GP now thinks (and I agree) that I fit the criteria for Bipolar Disorder and I'm now being medicated accordingly as we await a second opinion from a psychiatrist/confirmation of diagnosis and meds review. I'm having such a hard time not only accepting the consequences and utter shame and embarrassment of my manic behaviours that has now overwhelmed me but also coping with the whole misdiagnosis ordeal. If the psychologist I had first seen had actually taken the time to understand and observe my mood patterns maybe this wouldn't have happened and I wouldn't have ended up in situations where I have endangered my life through risky and dangerous behaviour... (at those times of course, I thought I was completely fine) Has anyone else been misdiagnosed like this and not treated properly?
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