Some of you know that I was originally misdiagnosed with bipolar rapid cycling, put on meds that didn’t help, and left wondering if I could ever get my life on track. When I finally received an accurate diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), I received access to treatment that would finally help me — namely, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). My meds were adjusted accordingly, and life began to change.
There are many reasons why I (and many others) have been misdiagnosed. There are many similarities between the diagnoses; however, there are some distinctions that help a clinician determine whether what you’re experiencing is bipolar, borderline personality disorder, or a mix of both.
In a free webinar that Dr. Robert Fischer of Optimum Performance Institute and the Roanne Program will be giving on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10 am Pacific, many of these issues will be addressed. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions of both Dr. Fischer and of myself (from a consumer point of view) on this topic.
This presentation will be tailored especially for parents of young adults ages 17-28 who suffer from bipolar disorder, BPD, BPD traits.
See you there!
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