2017 was really bad. Suicidal bad. It was October of last year that I reached out for help (beyond loved ones) from psychiatrists.
My mental health is always tipped in one of three ways:
- Borderline Personality Disorder
More about BPD here.
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
More about BDD here.
- Bipolar Disorder
Type: Bipolar Disorder II
More about Bipolar Disorder here.
I want to document my treatment for body dysmorphic disorder. It used to be bearable but it has become all consuming. I wish I had been documenting from day one, over a year ago.
The BPD and the BDD are constantly dancing with each other, feeding each other. I decided BDD was the first thing I should address and go from there because borderline personality disorder heavily contributes to self-image issues.
This isn’t going to be easy and I am going to try my best to be brutally honest – it may take me a bit to get there though. Childhood, relationships, and past traumas are where I will focus as well as my treatment for BDD which includes exposure therapy.