My Therapist Said I'm Showing A Lot Of Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

Published: September 30, 2015
Dear My Therapist Said I'm Showing A Lot Of Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms,

I've recently started therapy and my psychologist says I'm showing a lot of borderline personality disorder symptoms. I decided to research it and I'm not really... Well, thrilled. I went over the dsm checklist and I fit all the requirements to have bpd but I'm not really sure how to handle that, because it seems like everyone just really hates borderline people. Every article is about "how to deal with" us, or "Living with" us, and it seems like everyone groups us with narcissistic pd or antisocial pd. I figured that maybe it was just public fear mongering but then I read an article by an actual psychologist who said that borderline people are incredibly difficult to treat and hard to handle and she said that no therapist wants a borderline person as a patient because of how bad we are. She said that borderlines constantly manipulate you and abuse you. I don't know. I feel really sad and guilty. I'm trying to think of every time I've ever manipulated someone and I feel like a terrible person. I don't think I've ever been abusive but now I'm not sure. Are we really bad enough that even professionals don't want to treat us?


Dear My Therapist Said I'm Showing A Lot Of Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms,

Given the concern you clearly feel about this – worrying about how others may feel and being concerned about the impact you have had on other people – it does make TeenHealthFX wonder about whether you have been accurately diagnosed or how serious these issues are even if they do fall within a borderline range. Someone who is truly has borderline personality disorder would be writing this kind of letter in an angry, attacking manner – not in a tone of concern and consideration for others. FX recommends you revisit this diagnosis with your therapist given the nature of the letter you have written to us.

Ratings