How You See Me and How I See Me: Body Dysmorphia

Body dysmorphia – I’ve struggled with mine for 13 years. My borderline personality disorder makes it worse by adding self-image distortion, depersonalization, and a host of self-destructive issues. BULLYING It started in the fifth grade when I was 10 or 11. I gained enough weight that I was considered ‘overweight’. …

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Discovering My Affective Mood Disorder

November 2018, the letter came in, my eyes lost focus reading, it seemed unreal. The words “APPROVED”, “SSD benefits”, “affective mood disorder”, and “anxiety disorder” jumped out at me. I cried with relief, but also with sadness and shame. I had applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) once before in …

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