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”