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Hey there! Long time no post and I wanted to pop in and get chatting about something that's recently cropped up for me and got me thinking about things. So I'll cut to the chase. I've recently been enrolled in some group therapy after a few years of no meds/therapy/contact with mental health services. After the group I had a chat with the therapist running it and explained about the intense mood changes I'd been having etc. Anyway, she put me in touch with someone who gave me a phone assessment and the questions asked seemed to be the checklist for Borderline. She then said, "ah yes it sounds like Emotional Intensity". This is something I've never heard before in this context. I've heard of emotions being intense or emotional intensity as a symptom but she seemed to use it as a diagnostic term. I did some googling and discovered that Boderline is starting to be "rebranded" as EmOtional Intensity (here's one of the articles I found http://www.awp.nhs.uk/news-publications/trust-news/2016/march/raising-awareness-of-emotional-intensity-disorder/ ) I wondered, have you ever heard of this Emotional Intensity term being used and what are your thoughts on it? -TOLBY
For a better explanation, I am 15 and currently diagnosed with traits of bpd (since you can not be diagnosed with a personality disorder before you are 18) my mother doesn't like to accept I have this disorder (even though I qualify for each and every symptom, I am pretty much textbook bpd) she doesn't want me to get the help I need for specifically this disorder. She thinks I will "grow out of it" which I might but i'm not waiting/suffering that long. My therapist/psychiatrist specifically TOLD my mother which symptoms I qualify for (all of them) and what treatment I need, but she just nodded her head and agreed but later said it was bullshit, thinking that her "tough love" and herbal medications can fix it. A little backstory about my mom: she is diagnosed with bipolar disorder 1 and diagnosed with mild anger issues (which cause a whole other spectrum of problems) she has never accepted her problems nor mine. Someone please HELP!