Misdiagnosis and self-doubt

ID: A woman with her head in her hands looking sad - Misdiagnosis and self doubt written by Just A Square Peg blog

For many, misdiagnosis and self-doubt go arm-in-arm together. They did for me and I bet they do for you too. Growing up, self-doubt was a casual friend on my shoulder, whispering sour nothings like ‘Are you sure you want to do that? Failing is so embarrassing’ and ‘Do you really think that’s good?’. It’s meant … Read more

5 useful questions to ask if you suspect mental health misdiagnosis

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5 useful questions to ask if you suspect mental health misdiagnosis* It was my autistic counsellor who first thought I’d been misdiagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and suggested that I was autistic with ADHD. After seven years of seeing me, she got to know me better than I knew myself. That’s why I trusted … Read more

How mental health misdiagnosis affects me

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Mental health misdiagnosis affects me in a big way. Firstly, I have to apologise for going AWOL these past few months. There’s been a lot going on, in my headspace and otherwise. Which is why I wanted to write this post about how mental health misdiagnosis affects me. The most frustrating thing? Medical professionals I’ve … Read more

Autistic women and misdiagnosed BPD

Autistic women and misdiagnosed BPD - Just A Square Peg

Today is World Autism Awareness Day so I wanted to write about autistic women and misdiagnosed BPD. If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll know why I’m blogging about autistic women and misdiagnosed BPD. You might also be wondering how often autistic women are misdiagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other mental health conditions. … Read more