This post ain’t going to hang around long so I would appreciate any comments ASAP. These are the questions and my first draft of answers for the nursing occy health questionnaire.
4.15. Do you regularly consult with your GP? If so, with what problems?
Borderline Personality Disorder
4.16. List any medication you are taking
Venlafaxine XR 150mg daily
5.12 Mental helath problems
I have suffered with episodes of depression for a number of years and first sought help in 2005. I was diagnosed with mild Borderline Personality Disorder
in January of this year.
5.13. Episodes of self harm including drug overdoses/attempted suicides
I have previously self harmed, however I have not done so for over 18 months. In January this year I took a drug overdose which resulted in me being hospitalised for three days. At this point I was going through a lot of difficulties
in my personal life and was suffering from a lack of support. It was after this that I was diagnosed with mild BPD. However, since then things have improved hugely. I have been able to reestablish a lot of friendships and set up a network of people who are able to support me. The diagnosis has enabled me to accept and start to come to terms with some of the problems I have had previously and to work through some of my difficulties. I am now more aware of my triggers and know to seek help before getting near a crisis.
5.15 Consultations with a psych, CPN, counsellor etc.
I am currently waiting for approval and funding to begin a course of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy which I hope to have completed before the course commences.
Any comments would be very welcome. Feel free to tear apart what I’ve written, I’ve found it incredibly difficult to do. I don’t want to underplay things as I have been quite unwell and I don’t want to seem evasive but conversely I don’t want to come across as needing locking up! Thanks everyone 🙂