Why Autistic women tend to be misdiagnosed with personality disorders Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is described as “a mental health disorder that impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others, causing problems functioning in everyday life. It includes self-image issues, difficulty managing emotions and behavior, and a pattern of unstable relationships.” I’veContinue reading “3 Key Similarities Between Autism & BPD”
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DSM Criteria for a BPD Diagnosis
DSM-V Diagnostic Criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) BPD is a pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and emotion, as well as marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five or more of the following: Chronic feelings of emptiness Emotional instability in reaction toContinue reading “DSM Criteria for a BPD Diagnosis”
My ADHD Was Misdiagnosed as Borderline Personality Disorder
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 doctorContinue reading “My ADHD Was Misdiagnosed as Borderline Personality Disorder”
ADHD and Comorbid Conditions
The most common conditions co-occurring with ADHD are: anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, substance use and addictions, personality disorders, and autism.