I waited 4 months for an appointment at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) just to hear the words, “I can’t help you.” 466 more words
At therapy we (ie. my therapist and I) talk often of my Borderline Personality Traits. I think it is the third axis of my diagnosis that states a "Non-specified Personality Disorder". I think the therapist is just waiting for a little more evidence that the disorder is in fact Borderline Personality Disorder (You, sir, may correct me if I am wrong, lol). There are 9 traits specified by the DSM-5 used to diagnose Borderline Personality Disorder. To be diagnosed one must exhibit 5 or more of the traits. I exhibit about 7 of the 9 on a more regular basis than I'd like to admit. The post above gives the reader some genuine insight into how to deal with a loved one who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. It may also help you to understand the disorder and the effects it has on those who have it better. Remember, education is key to ending the stigma of mental illness.