I am sixteen years old, and I've always thought I was just depressed or something, but I came across BPD online, and realized that I have almost all of the symptoms/signs. I really want to see a psychiatrist to see if I am right because half of the time I love my family, and half the time I'm really mean to them, and then when I love them again I feel terrible, and I binge eat, and I get chronic boredom, and my temper is set off really easily, and am always annoyed and depressed. And even if don't have BPD, I know I have some kind of depression or anxiety or something. If I tell my mom how I feel though, and tell her I want to see a psychiatrist, she'll probably just say I'm normal, and every teenager goes through this, etc., etc. How do I tell her? Should I just wait until I move out when I'm eighteen or nineteen so I don't have to deal with having to tell my mom? Please help me!!
How do I tell my mom that I want to see a psychiatrist about BPD?
- 10 Jan 2014 by anonymousperson
- 11 January 2014
- depression, borderline personality disorder, psychiatry
Added 10 Jan 2014:
Oh, and also, my mom is a surgical technician, so she kind of thinks she knows everything about medical stuff, even though psychiatry isn't the same as the stuff she does. She'll probably just end up making me feel stupid that I said anything. So yeah.
Added 11 Jan 2014:
Maybe I should just email her? Every time I think about telling her how I feel I get so worried about what she'll say that I get dizzy. And I'm not good at talking, and hate talking about how I feel; I'm much better at writing. Thoughts?
It doesn't feel good to suffer all that you are suffering from alone. Just talk to your mom like you have us and let her know you don't want to wait until you move out, you want to share your feelings with her and hopefully she will understand and get you in to see a doctor.
What I would do is write down everything you want to say to her. Then tell her you have something important you need to talk to her about when she has time to sit down with you. This way you won't catch her at a bad time and you will have everything clear about what you want to say. Then ask her to just let you read it all the way through before she comments or asks questions. I think this will help her take you seriously and there is less chance of an argument. Then see what she says. She may surprise you. Good luck!
I'm very proud of you - you did it! You told her. - good for you. I was just wanting to add that you are a good writer and I've always found it easier to write things out than to tell them to people. Sounds like you have this skill as well. Use it to your advantage in life!
I hope you can go to therapy for awhile. That will help you ascertain what symptoms are from this time in your life, and what are from a personality disorder. And therapy can help you figure out how to deal from all of these, no matter the cause. Everyone should have to go to therapy for a couple of years. - we'd all be much better off! Take care - I hope things go well with you. - EJ23
I wish I would have talked to my mom when I was your age. My life would have been so much different! Every day you wait is another day you suffer. Write down everything you feel and how long you've felt it. Email, hand it to her, however you do it doesn't matter as much as you just doing it! She will understand.
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