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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My physc and second opinion physc say I have personality disorder

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My physc and second opinion physc say I have personality disorder but I was originally diagnosed with bipolar 2, what can I do as I very much disagree and my my care is suffering because of this
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Hi. So your are saying that two separate psychiatrists have diagnosed you with only a personality disorder and no other psychological illness? How exactly is this affecting your care?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I dont receive emergency care appropriately as am deemed untreatable... even after suicide attempts... not aloud access to physc hosp....considered to be manipulative... attention seeking.. etc and it's a learnt behaviour.. due to childhood abuse... they say never been depressed or high.. and go thinks differently... was wondering if a private physc opinion would help

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Yes Paula--you definitely need a private psychiatrist to take over here. Suicide attempts indicate a severe depressive disorder above and beyond any personality disorder. Just because you may be considered manipulative should not bar you from appropriate therapy and medication.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for the help will book private app.. there's a good unit very near where I live... well recommended too...

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
My pleasure, Paula, but please let me know how it goes