Complex post traumatic stress (CPTSD) has been the source of my struggles all along, caused by emotional abuse in 2015. My original diagnosis, borderline personality disorder (BPD), has similar symptoms. Thus the misdiagnosis.

The psychiatrist who has seen me for the last 8 months discovered the error. I’m announcing this because I’ve written so much about BPD and the pain it caused, all in an effort to build understanding and reduce the surplus stigma attached to it.

I stigmatized myself in the process, negatively affecting my reputation in the process.