This is not as such related to depression, though it is, I just could not find anywhere else. People who have read my posts before will know I go into suicidal episodes, which has been thought to be part of emotionally unstable personality disorder, stemming from childhood abuse.
My GP wanted to make sure of this when he saw me a couple of months ago. So he referred me back to the local mental health team, which is in a different authority to where I used to live. This was all great. I went to the appointment, spoke wih the CPN who listened to me babble for over and hour - this wasn't surprising I know how this goes. I've had numerous assessments before, and I work in mental health.
What surprised me was what he said. The CPN said that he wished to refer me to a psychiatrist for my psychosis. I have known for a long time I suffer from psychosis, it is natural almost when someone has many pressures, and I do have many. Anyway, there was a recommendation that the tentative diagnosis of borderline personality disorder be removed, and schizophrenia instead be diagnosed.
My question really is, I live with my family, they find it hard to cope, because I have lots of stuff wrong already. I want to know where they can get emotional support for this. They don't seem to be reacting well to the idea I could have schizophrenia, particularly because I think they have fallen into the trap of thining those with the diagnosis are low functioning, and I am considered to be 'exceptionally high functioning'.
Anyone know anywhere?