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    (Original post by bullettheory)
    Maybe it was your team? CAMHS psychiatrists do diagnose psychosis, bipolar. However with PD it is often termed emerging PD, as ones personality is usually not "fixed" until later on after age 18

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    I was whacked with a straight up PD at 18. No use of the word emerging, unfortunately.
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    I don't think CAMHS are well enough equipped diagnose people with personality disorders, bipolar etc. I was 18 when I first entered the services and originally diagnosed with social anxiety disorder and depression. It wasn't until I saw a psychiatrist was i diagnosed with a PD
    I agree. I think it's mainly because it's child services, though, and they're reluctant to diagnose young people with these disorders. They all seem to have that attitude that it's something less serious, and we'll grow out of it.
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    I was whacked with a straight up PD at 18. No use of the word emerging, unfortunately.
    Yeah I had the same experience. Usually it is used for those under 18, but tbh, I think it should be used for people up to an older age
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    I agree. I think it's mainly because it's child services, though, and they're reluctant to diagnose young people with these disorders. They all seem to have that attitude that it's something less serious, and we'll grow out of it.
    I suspect it's more to do with the potential stigma that a diagnosis of PD could bring.
 
 
 
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