More specifically, I’m Autistic and ADHD, but I was first misdiagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
I was misdiagnosed with BPD in 2010, wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until 2019, and then self-diagnosed Autistic in 2021.
Women, non-binary people, and female-presenting individuals are more likely to be misdiagnosed with a personality disorder than CIS-men.
This male doctor tried to mansplain my own mental health issues to me without actually hearing what I was communicating about my own experience and symptoms.
One of the best side-effects of my ADHD treatment is improved self-worth and self-acceptance.
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