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Hello I believe I can help you with your concern
I am so sorry that you had this trouble with your APRN, I can imagine how this must have distressed you
Yeah, in rather a big way!
To diagnosis someone, a mental health professional should never rely just on "impressions," they should make the diagnosis based on the criteria of the diagnosis itself
And these are the criteria for BPD
Also it is very unethical for her not to go over the criteria with you and just plain wrong to tell you to mortgage your house to get therapy that can be expensive.
Okay, so I looked up BPD and apparently I must meet 5 of the criteria. She said she's using DSM-5. Do you have those criteria?
They are the same the criteria for the DSM-5. It did not change.
Yeah, she actually said to STOP paying my mortgage!
Oh, okay. No change in the criteria... thanks!
Well then I have NO idea how she's coming to this dx.
But it's going to damage me in Court.
Let me look to be positive, but I worked on the personality disorder section for a DSM-5 committee and I remember there was no change
While Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT) is the best therapy modality for BPD. You can also use DBT self-help techniques for treatment if you cannot see a therapist.
I have been told it's just plain good for everybody.
But I can't afford the $300/week up front and wait 4-6 weeks for my insurance to reimburse me.
I was laid off in April and am on Unemployment.
I just compared the criteria from the DSM-5 manual to the link I gave and there are no differences at all
This is why I can give you some books and websites where you can use DBT techniques
Thank you so much. I am going to email her now and ask her to justify her dx.
Yeah, that would be great!
Sure give me a second to send you the links
That website has a breadth of materials on DBT and it is free
The books also use step-by-step guides to teach you DBT
Free is good for me right now!
This is a lot cheaper than therapy for you
Is there anything else I can assist you with today?
Thanks so much for your help!
I'm all set!
Anytime, I am always happy to help. I hope that everything works out well for you. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, so if you ever have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime
Okay, I will! Thank you again!