Life in a Bind – BPD and me

Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and my therapy journey. Listed in Top Ten Resources for BPD in 2016 by goodtherapy.org. I write for welldoing.org under the name Clara Bridges.

A good psychiatrist

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I have absolutely zero doodling talent. Thankfully, ‘A Frequent Sadness’ has bags of it, and shares it on their excellent blog, along with some great words of wisdom. Given my preoccupation with therapy and therapists alike, I thought I would reblog this particular gem. I wish my therapist was like this! If you like this one, do check out lots of other great doodles and great words over at their blog site…..

A Frequent Sadness

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I know it might sound odd to some, but it seems that a few qualified doctors or profs are great at theory and have worked hard for their degrees, yet have very little sympathy or empathy for their patients. Experiences recounted to me by friends have shown times where the doctors ask unhelpful questions, such as “how would you like me to help you” (I don’t know! You’re the one who’s supposed to tell me what’s going on!) And “does the window look attractive to you? Do you want to jump out?”. I’ve  no knowledge of psychology theory- but whatever methods these doctors are using, it’s just not helping anyone.

Another thing is that these doctors are not necessarily sympathetic to your cause. They might allow their personal leanings (such as political preference and a diehard love of the theories they have developed or learned) to make them judgemental of…

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