Ok, so I had a totally different subject planned, but this happened so I’ll get back to the other subject later…
About a month ago, I went for a psychological testing. I had been diagnosed with ADHD about 7 years ago, was feeling like I may be OCD as well, and my mom and sister are both bipolar. So I wanted a full diagnostic done to get a full picture so I could get the proper treatment in order to hopefully heal and function in a healthy way.
I went for my follow up yesterday to get the results. They stated that my personality ranked high in depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. I also scored in the probable range for ADHD, and mild for OCD. However, they did not feel that those diagnoses fit. They diagnosed me with Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. They stated that these diagnoses explained the ADHD and OCD tendencies.
I do not agree with this result. When diagnosed with ADHD and in the years to follow, I’ve read many articles on ADHD trying to understand it better. Everything I’ve read totally fits with me. Even when I didn’t feel depressed. Part of me disagrees with them removing the ADHD diagnosis because I know when diagnosing children they ask teachers and parents to fill out questionnaires. They didn’t even offer to have my husband of 13 years (14 in December) fill anything out or come in to answer any questions.
As far as the BPD diagnosis, I do not totally agree, but I can somewhat see where they would get that.
I had my results sent to my counselor, and I plan to discuss it with her and I will likely ask her to refer me somewhere else for a second opinion.