Ok, so first off, let me start by saying I am in no way judging anyone who has this disorder. I just had a really bad experience today.
So I got back to NYC and rushed to my psychiatrist appointment. The point was to talk about my doctor’s note for returning to work and to get reassurance of my Zoloft symptoms.
I go in, do the urine test. Then I meet with a psychiatrist I’ve never seen before (or NP?). So I go in and he asks why I’m there. I tell him why. I said, “yeah so on top that of the note, Zoloft gave me DP/DR that I’ve never had more than once prior and I want reassurance I don’t have schizophrenia or psychosis”. He goes, “you don’t have schizophrenia or psychosis but you do have borderline personality disorder”. I was like, “WHAT?” Keep in mind I see a psychotherapist regularly.. this new guy asked me NO questions.. I was already diagnosed by the office with panic and anxiety, and with my hypochondria, I asked 5 mental health professionals if I had that. I had a boyfriend say to me once that he thought I had it after I stopped associating with him due to abusive behavior so that stuck with me.
The guy starts saying, “Well you switch your jobs and cant keep a relationship”. .... I was like “none of those are true” LOL. Then he starts assuming I am socially awkward? Im like no!!! He asks 20 questions and none pertained to me so he TAKES BACK his diagnosis and told me to not tell my boyfriend about my hypochondria since he’ll leave me.
What type of fricken professional makes an assumption like this?!! My psychotherapist was in shock since it was so unprofessional. He screened me again for bpd and I don’t have it.
High fives for migraines!!! Ugh!