I was just wondering about this and it keeps bothering me.
Do people here think that diagnosing someone with a Personality Disorder is going to be helpful to that person.
I personally feel that it could just make people feel small and limited in their capacity to shape their own life.
I was bothered about this because of a unpleasant experience I had with a psychiatrist.
It was the first time I met him and I told him about my DP and the reason why I came to see him.
After talking with me he said I have a "severe personality disorder" and gave me a number to call.
Anyways I didn't call the number or went in again because I didn't feel very compatible with the doctor.
I'm just amazed how it can be said in a very short amount of time like 15min, without any investigation or looking at any facts.
So again my feeling is Personality Disorders are not a good method to treat people with behavioral problems. Alternatively I like to suggest just calling them behavioral problems and using some other names for categorization. And not call them personality disorders.
I know some people won't have a problem with these labels, but I"m somewhat autistic and I understand a lot of things literally so if someone says I have a personality disorder it's really hard to wrap my head around that. It's not helpful to me at all.
Any comments would be appreciated.