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Hi, my name is WhimsicalTrix. I'm here because I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression and generalized anxiety disorder when I was in my early teens. I am now 40 and had my diagnosis change to borderline personality disorder with avoidant personality disorder and social anxiety. I can't explain what finding this diagnosis has done for me. Bipolar never really fit as my mood swings are more multiple times per day as opposed to week long episodes. Having behaviors that for years and years have been brushed off as overly emotional, clingy, whiney, needy, bitchy, rude, selfish, lazy, manipulative, sociopathic, I mean really you name it, but to have them validated is beyond life changing for myself. Even though you know, deep down you aren't these things, hearing them over and over and over and at the same time presenting behaviors that on the outside coincide, you start to believe them. I'm just looking really for a way to heal and for ways to bring my friends and family around to being open minded and receptive to this new diagnosis. I'm at the point where I need there understanding and support. I've been living with this, thinking these things, really not liking myself and wondering why, when I try so hard and go out of my way to make everyone happy and like me, why no one wants or likes me.. But I'm working on that every day.
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