The topic of psychiatric diagnosis has been a contentious one in recent years. For many, receiving a diagnosis is an insightful experience; a diagnosis may serve as a ticket to receiving the appropriate care aimed at a specific problem, and a way to understand distressing emotions and experiences.
"That relief quickly turned to confusion, and then exasperation".
However, many do not find the same relief upon receiving a diagnosis. This is often the case for those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), which can all too often become a barrier to treatment and introduce the service user to a world of stigma and discrimination from professionals.
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