Angry About BP Label -Cutting
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Q:  Angry About BP Label - Cutting


I am 42, and have been in therapy for 3 years, my first diagnosis was PTSD and Anxiety disorder.In the past year they have said I have Bi-Polar disorder. I still am angry and resistent to that label. But recently in my cycles I Have begun to cut my wrists. I don't really want to commit suicide but I'm hoping it will give me a reason to go to the hospital, to go away and hide. I don't understand why I would start this gross cutting thing, and why this obsession with being hospitalized.I am so angy about this whole thing, This is not who i  am.

Jean


Dear Jean -- 
Here are a couple of links I hope might help, if you haven't found them already.  First, on
cutting.  Then, on subtle bipolar forms, generally lumped as bipolar II.  Anger is understandable, both for feeling "labeled", and for having symptoms that can seem to take power from you.   Hope you find something helpful soon. 

Dr. Phelps

 
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