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    After counselling for depression, she referred me on to a psych.

    Don't understand, she said emotional instability personality? And that was the disorder? She said it's usually caused by traumas in childhood and you get extreme mood swings

    She also said I won't be seeing them anymore but I will be seeing some mental health service? She said it was a one up from what I had?

    I don't understand, am I gonna get locked away or something?
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    Nah man, you're not going to get "locked away".

    Emotionally unstable personality disorder is also known as borderline personality disorder - if that helps you look up what it entails. But basically yeah it does involve a lot of mood swings generally.

    The reason you've been referred on is probably because personality disorders are harder to treat than run of the mill depression.
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    I'm finding this hard to deal with... It's a massive step up from depression, eh?

    Well thanks for the reply..
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    Think it's good you'll be getting the correct help. Probably from more of a professional in a psychiatrist. But saying that, i've no idea about the professionalism of a counselor. Hope all goes well pal. If you wanna talk give me a message :cool:, also seeing a psychiatrist !
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    (Original post by Macleod11)
    Think it's good you'll be getting the correct help. Probably from more of a professional in a psychiatrist. But saying that, i've no idea about the professionalism of a counselor. Hope all goes well pal. If you wanna talk give me a message :cool:, also seeing a psychiatrist !
    The counsellor I was initially seeing referred me as she felt things weren't improving.

    What were you diagnosed with? I don't feel so swell right now, lol.
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    (Original post by Michaelj)
    After counselling for depression, she referred me on to a psych.

    Don't understand, she said emotional instability personality? And that was the disorder? She said it's usually caused by traumas in childhood and you get extreme mood swings

    She also said I won't be seeing them anymore but I will be seeing some mental health service? She said it was a one up from what I had?

    I don't understand, am I gonna get locked away or something?
    If what you had before was counselling or a psychologist, then seeing a psychiatrist is a step up because they have the ability to prescribe medicine for your disorder. It's unlikely they'd admit you unless you were a danger to yourself or others, so don't worry
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    (Original post by Michaelj)
    The counsellor I was initially seeing referred me as she felt things weren't improving.

    What were you diagnosed with? I don't feel so swell right now, lol.
    Depression. Pretty awful to say the least ha. Not going to go into detail...
    Been on medication for over a year though and it does settle stuff down a little. So having a psychiatrist to speak to could(as said above) give you a better shot at getting better.
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    (Original post by Macleod11)
    Depression. Pretty awful to say the least ha. Not going to go into detail...
    Been on medication for over a year though and it does settle stuff down a little. So having a psychiatrist to speak to could(as said above) give you a better shot at getting better.
    That's what I mean, I've already seen a psychiatrist and she diagnosed me and is reffering me to

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    (Original post by Michaelj)
    That's what I mean, I've already seen a psychiatrist and she diagnosed me and is reffering me to

    Cmht.
    Cmht? I assume that's some form of mental health team? If so they specialize in mental health so gotta be a good thing . When will you get to see them?
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    (Original post by Macleod11)
    Cmht? I assume that's some form of mental health team? If so they specialize in mental health so gotta be a good thing . When will you get to see them?
    Community mental health team. I looked it up and they deal with severe or long term mental illnesses.. Eek! I'm not sure when I see them, when they send referral letter. I prefer not too, lol.,
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    (Original post by Michaelj)
    Community mental health team. I looked it up and they deal with severe or long term mental illnesses.. Eek! I'm not sure when I see them, when they send referral letter. I prefer not too, lol.,
    Always seems to be long term pal. Never a "quick fix" so i've always been told! It can get mega frustrating too . Why not...? Think you should take it one day at a time Don't think about it till it comes, i reckon it'll only be nerve-racking the first time you go.
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    The difference with personality disorders is that they are ingrained personality behaviours rather than something which temporarily affects your personality or behaviour. That's why they tend to be a lot harder to treat because it's kind of part of who you are. ( I'm not a doctor though so worth googling and asking next time).

    Mental health issues suck but just keep trying, you've definitely done the best thing and you should get appropriate help now , good luck
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    (Original post by Georgie_M)
    The difference with personality disorders is that they are ingrained personality behaviours rather than something which temporarily affects your personality or behaviour. That's why they tend to be a lot harder to treat because it's kind of part of who you are. ( I'm not a doctor though so worth googling and asking next time).

    Mental health issues suck but just keep trying, you've definitely done the best thing and you should get appropriate help now , good luck
    It's funny as the psychriatrist and consultant were trying to avoid telling me. As if it's a massive stigma.

    Well thanks, I guess you're right.
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    (Original post by Michaelj)
    It's funny as the psychriatrist and consultant were trying to avoid telling me. As if it's a massive stigma.

    Well thanks, I guess you're right.
    I think that it's kind of a taboo subject actually, it should definitely be something as a society we talk about a bit more so we don't feel so stigmatised. I would think it's important for you to know and understand what they think the problems are so that you have a better chance of overcoming them. It's not really fair to label you as something without even explaining what that something is - that's just my opinion.
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    Sorry just realised how confusing my op is.

    The person I saw was a psychiatrist and her consultant. They want me to go to a one up which is cmht community mental health team. I looked it up and it was for severe and long term illnesses. They were trying to avoid telling me the diagnosis which just made me feel worst in a way.



    Is it possible this isn't actually a personality disorder and is just emotional instability disorder?
 
 
 
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