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Dear Dr Vikas,
many thanks for your reply and sorry in advance if my English is a bit weird.(I'm from France.) The question was for me. I'm 32 years old and female.I'm also suffering from a Borderline personnality disorder. But I think the gender identity trouble may have caused the Borderline disorder. They are related.I have already been to the psychiatrist but he told me that I need to take a neuroleptic (Abilify - aripiprazole) to help my two parts (male and female) to reunites. I don't think this is a solution.My wish is to find a way to reunites my two parts with the help an appropriate therapy, not medication. I already did very long classical psychotherapies but none of them helped me for solving this problem in particular. It helped me to understand better the weight of my past and it's consequences on my present. That's all.
I don't think the sex reassignment could be a solution for me. I still feel nearly in-between the two genders. My dream is to get the body from the opposite gender but I also want to keep both gender in me. When I am in a dissociative crisis, I hurt myself. But when I feel better, I also like my body as it is. If only I had enough self-confidence, I could play with cross dressing. But I fear too much what other people may think about me.
I thought the CBT therapy could help me. Maybe also the Erickson hypnosis since it works well for self-confidence. I can't move forward witout a therapy...
Now that you know more about my background, which type of therapy do you think could help me the best?Many thanks in advance,
I am in need of a bit of insight into Borderline