Personal bias and diagnostic labels.

Thought I’d throw this one here too.   Leave comments on the original post.

 

Down the Rabbit Hole

I’m probably overthinking this, but I was wondering if my therapist’s giving me a C-PTSD diagnosis and not a BPD one could have to do with his having positive feelings about me. He admitted he likes me personally, not in a sexual way (I don’t think, anyway–and if so, I would not want to know) but he has said things like “I look forward to our sessions” and “You make my job easy” and well, I can just tell he is fond of me. As hypervigilant and over-attuned to other people’s reactions to me as I am (a very narcissistic trait, I think), I’d definitely be able to feel any negative vibes if they existed.

Would a therapist who sees the same traits in a person they like diagnose them with something non-stigmatizing or more open-ended (like PTSD or C-PTSD) and one they dislike with a highly stigmatizing label like…

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This blog is my journal. I just choose to share it with the world instead of keeping everything inside my head. I'm a recovering Borderline and have also struggled with Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also have Complex PTSD due to having been the victim of narcissistic abuse for most of my life. I write mostly about narcissism, because I was the child of a narcissistic mother, and then married to a sociopathic malignant narcissist for 20 years. But there's a silver lining too. In some ways they taught me about myself. This blog is about all that. Not all my articles will be about NPD, BPD or other personality disorders or mental conditions. I pretty much write about whatever's on my mind at the moment. So there's something for everyone here. Blogging about stuff is crack for my soul. It's self therapy, and hopefully my insights and observations may help others too.
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