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The proposed new criteria for the diagnosis of BPD (DSM-5 2013)

The proposed DSM-5 (2013) diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder has been published. The essential features of a personality disorder are impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits. To diagnose borderline personality disorder, the following criteria must be met: A. Significant impairments in personality functioning manifest by: 1. Impairments in […]

Bad Cervical Screening Result

So yesterday before I went on my date, I was opening my post, to find a letter containing the results of my cervical smear (PAP) test results. The letter said that they had found evidence of a Human Papilloma Virus Infection (HPV) and dyskaryosis in some of the cells on my cervix. At first, when […]

Why is the National Health Service so bad?

I know I should be grateful that in this country we get free healthcare (although when you think about it it isn’t completely free as we pay for it through taxes) but I am starting to feel completely let down by the NHS. I had an appointment this afternoon with a psychiatrist but Karen the […]

Just tired.

Sorry I haven’t been blogging much over the last few days, I haven’t had the energy, the motivation or even the words (I also need to catch up on my 30 day challenge). In hindsight, 4 days in Amsterdam with 18 hours travelling each way wasn’t the best idea given how triggering I find being […]

Crap NHS

So I know I should be grateful for the free healthcare provided by the national health service in this country, but sometimes I really feels as though they just don’t give a damn. I have been chasing my referral for DBT for over 3 months now but just seem to be going in circles. This […]

I survived! (Slightly too much info in this post!!)

So if you are squeamish stop right now 😀 The ongoing saga with the mirena coil has finally been resolved. Brief history, I went to the nurse to have it taken out and she couldn’t find the strings. I then went to a doctor, who also couldn’t find them and referred me for an unltrasound. […]

An Open Letter

My eternal thanks go to Debbie at Healing from BPD for this letter. She has written down exactly how I feel, in a way I couldn’t possibly have been articulate enough to manage. She knocks the nail on the head so many times in so many different ways. I hope to give this to my […]