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misdiagnosed as anti-social

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 23, 2010
  • 04:26 AM

A few years ago I malingered anti-social personality disorder. I have a history of schizoaffective disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic disorder, and borderline personality disorder. I was involuntarily hospitalized for a year. The psychologist only talked with my parents and established conduct disorder, which I never had (I was hospitalized at age 15 with depression and anxiety). When I spoke the truth, they kept me an additional 9 months, without ever looking at my psychiatric history (several hospitalizations for suicidal ideations-- never have I been diagnosed anti-social or conduct disorder before age 48).

At this Northeren Alabama psychiatric hospital, I was treated with contempt, disrespected, and forced to shower and go to the bathroom in front of male staff.

Since that hospitalization, I have had body memories of sexual assault (I was molested as a child, as well as raped several times as an adult).

Is there anyone out there who was misdiagnosed as anti-social when they really had borderline personality disorder? And what was the result?

I have a psychologist who is treating me for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from this hospitalization. She is encouraging me to file a malpractice suit and has an attorney for me.

I am trying to research the effects of this misdiagnosis....

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