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To think that she can't have bpd and asd

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Allofme78 Fri 25-Nov-16 20:26:25

My 21 year old daughter has been seeing cmht after Mutiple sucide attempts. It's been suggested that she may have bpd but looking at two conditions I can't see how she can have both due to the overlap of them.

ToastDemon Fri 25-Nov-16 20:27:38

Women with ASD are often misdiagnosed with BPD.

WonkoTheSane42 Fri 25-Nov-16 20:27:58

I know someone who has both. Plus ADHD.

Allofme78 Fri 25-Nov-16 20:29:31

She was diagnosed with as at 14 after years of friendship issues.

maggiethemagpie Fri 25-Nov-16 20:29:37

I don't think there's any reason why someone cannot have both PD and ASD.

Allofme78 Fri 25-Nov-16 20:30:08

Because inabity to regulate emotions can also be a part of asd.

maggiethemagpie Fri 25-Nov-16 20:31:46

Why does that mean you can't have ASD and BPD all of me? Just means there could be two equally valid reasons for emotional dysregulation.

Allofme78 Fri 25-Nov-16 20:32:49

Because she and I both think that's her asd not bpd. The lack of trust of people and change in emotions could be because of things that have gone on in her life.

maggiethemagpie Fri 25-Nov-16 20:34:57

It could be due to many things, BPD is a symptom/effect rather than a cause. I'd keep an open mind. Are you particularly against a BPD diagnosis and if so is there a reason?

GetOutMyCar Fri 25-Nov-16 20:38:02

When I was diagnosed with ASD I had an assessment for BPD first. The consultant told me that this was because you cannot have both. He said BPD is related to psychosis and the most recent research suggests that autism and psychosis cannot co-exist because they are diametrically opposed.

Allofme78 Fri 25-Nov-16 20:42:03

I don't have anything against bpd I just don't feel that she has it.

maggiethemagpie Fri 25-Nov-16 20:43:04

Well, I guess if she is tested for it, the experts are the best ones to say whether she does or doesn't. Hope she gets the treatment she needs.

nocoolnamesleft Fri 25-Nov-16 20:43:14

Hang on, do you mean BPD bi-polar disorder, or BPD borderline personality disorder? Because the answer would probably be different.

Allofme78 Fri 25-Nov-16 20:44:29

Border line personality disorder

ChanglingNight Fri 25-Nov-16 20:51:36

I've worked with several people (all female) with both

NeverGoOutOfStyle Fri 25-Nov-16 20:58:14

Yes. You can have both together. What are you struggling to see?

GoofyTheHero Fri 25-Nov-16 21:00:17

I'd wait and see what the experts say TBH

Allofme78 Fri 25-Nov-16 21:05:17

I think the traits they are saying could be bpd are simply asd.

GoofyTheHero Fri 25-Nov-16 21:06:17

But that doesn't mean they can't do-exist, does it?

BantyCustards Fri 25-Nov-16 21:09:07

At the end of they day all that matters is that your daughter'symptoms are managed in a way that helps her.
My son has a diagnosis of ASD but it's a very broad spectrum - responding to how it affects him is far more useful than fesponding to the label

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Allofme78 Fri 25-Nov-16 21:18:40

She's been unable to mange her emotions since she was a child so surely she couldn't have had a personality disorder at ten.

mrwalkensir Fri 25-Nov-16 21:22:21

stop being so nasty and superior GinAndTonic - this is a parent whose child has attempted suicide multiple times trying to understand what is going on. She's trying to educate herself - she doesn't deserve being beaten up for doing so.

Allofme78 Fri 25-Nov-16 21:23:44

I'm sorry if I've offended anyone and I am genuinely trying to get the right help for her.

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