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Unread 08-19-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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i was diagnosed with a class b personality disorder... what does that mean? i have accepted my eating disorder and my ptsd but i dont understand the last diagnoses.... and the hospital did nothing to explain
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Personality disorders are classified in 3 groups.

DSM-III-R
Personality Disorder

Cluster A
Paranoid
Schizoid
Schizotypal

Cluster B
Antisocial
Borderline
Histrionic
Narcissistic

Cluster C
Dependent
Obsessive-compulsive
Passive-aggressive

Here is a link to more information: http://personalitydisorders.suite101...sterbdisorcers

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Does that mean i have all those characteristics or just some? i really dont see that being me ... neither does my counsellor but 4 psychiatrist have diagnosed me with it without explanation
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I think it just means that Borderline Personality Disorder falls under class B.
From what I read, it isn't meaningful except to those who wanted to categorize these things.
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i have read on BPD but i dont understand it ... what would classify me as that... i'm so scared about that
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It isn't that you classify as that, it is that the diagnosis of Borderline is classified as that. The classification of type B is just a way of organizing the diagnoses for thos who treat them; it doesn't indicate a severity or prognosis.


Something is scaring you about this, do you know that is?

Have you read the information in the sticky at the top?

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yea. And i'm nto sure what scares me. I think i feel like "that is something i cant fix" or quantify
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It's not really about "you" but more about the sorts of problems you seem to have; it's like "she's good at English but struggles with science" only is more about how you relate to yourself and others (doesn't like being alone, has trouble making or keeping friends, etc., whatever they observe or you tell them about). Whatever brought you to the hospital, after looking at a lot of people who have come to the hospital with similar problems to yours, they described you in this category. It's like how in a medical situation they'd put the people with breathing problems in the pulmonary ward, the heart patients in the cardiac ward, etc.? You can work on fixing the problems and how easy/hard has to do with your personal history and experiences so, no, can't "quantify" it in that sense because it's not clearly bordered, not a "broken leg" that has a known beginning, middle, end.
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I think it will take some time for me to wrap my head around it... i don't want to be bound by any of this yet it seems that something starts to heal and something else breaks i'm so worn out from constant mending
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Borderline is just a way of describing the difficulties we have in life. A way to describe the things we struggle with, what those things can affect like jobs and relationships.

It isn't anything that has broken, it is that there are things yet to learn to make your life feel much better.
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