hi maz, thx kitt for the overveiw, you did well. i will break it down into chunks, first, getting dx.
1 the disgnosis.
it took about 6 yrs for the diagnosis of spbd. first of i had a dx of schizo-affective disorder with borderline and dependnt traits in my personality. yes, the dx is as a result of massive childhood trauma, the physical and mental i remember, although around 4 yrs ago i was in hospital when my shrink pushed me to remember painful stuff then the memory of me being s.a. came out, thus my dx is from a sequale of child abuse. i was tortured, and had to work making light-fightings after school and on the week-ends. was a very unwell young man, went to a community school, was a bully myself, i learnt that to survive you have to show people this by hurting them. obviously much more, but i think this reflective.
i received a dx of severe borderline personality disorder by all paths of self-harm, hopefully my tact here is reflected and understood. thus respecting thre rules and young members.
severe problems with authority ensued also, severe borderlines are cunning manipulators, we are very needy as well, we are in need of confirmation of our unwellness a lot, severe borderlines disassociate, in all areas, we hear voices, are enraged easily, have disturbances in thought, engage in very risky relationships and addictive behaviours as well. obviously all forms of constant self-harm are apparent, constant hospitalisations, we are very depressed, we withdraw immensly, become psychotic quickly, for me it was hand gestures and very violent rocking and intense verbalisations.
treatment, psycho-social rehabilitation, first i did a six month inpatient stay at Spectrum, with intense cognitive, mindfulness, and meditative training with a major emphasison self-development within a community via adopting the very effective principals and practices of Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. also i engaged in psych-social therapy within my community, albeit it was not as successful as the inpatient prrogram. yes medication, medication, yrs of psychiatric counselling, hospitalisations, ECT, and a shrink whom nearly gave up on me, is how i got to where i am now. better. obviously i have left out the in betweens, although i think i have posted the relevant bits in the past.
yeah i still am living with this, why because some of the key attributes are taking awhile to leave me. that's how spbd works, some areas are good to ok, whilst others are poor to bad. it is a rotating disorder. my dx is also conditionaly proven to be genetically predisposed, my father had a dx of schizophrenia, as i have in the past, thus this condition is here to stay.......as it has, but i mange it, alike my diabetes and cholesterol. massive family history of 3 brothers for no apparent reason found themselves, at seperate times in heaven due to their own device. SBPD is known as the TO HARD BASKET OF PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, and yes it is now known as a psychiatric condition/mental illness, as in the past it was known to be a personality disorder not recognised as a dx of a mental illness. glad that has changed.
it effects more women in australia, 2% and 1 % of males, me. Very hard to dx, takes time, very differnet from a dx of schizo-affective and or dchizophrenia, yes it is the difference between them both -some say, i agree, but it is the affective part of schizo, psychotic rather than depressive who will then possibly receive a dx of sbpd.
hope this helps.