Firstly I would like to say I am new here. I hope I am made welcome.
About a year ago I received a Schizophrenia diagnoses. I could never really comprehend this because I never heard voices, hallucinated, or matched the disease in general. Anyway, I tried my best to understand it, but just couldn't.
I was diagnosed at a clinic that specialised in psychosis, and little else.
I feel that have taken what I have told them to an extreme and given me a diagnoses in something they feel they can treat me with.
Anyway, after a year I felt like I was still having problems that my treatment wasn't covering.
I have bad impulse control, I constantly worry about what other people are thinking of me and I live with a constant fear of being abandoned. This has caused problems for me in relationships because I accuse people of things that they haven't said or done, and then beg them not to leave me. I have real problems seeing that it's me that has done anything wrong...I HATE to admit my faults.
Because of this I have been accused of being psychotic. I was put on antipsychotics for a year but to no real help. That's when I started trying to address the problems I have by reading around the internet about these symptoms, and I found BPD!
So I wondered, has anyone else been wrongly diagnosed on here, before being diagnosed with BPD.
I have nothing against being a schizophrenic, but I just wasn't gettting the help I needed for the symptoms I mentioned.
I am grateful for any advice, hope it makes sense!