Identity Confusion: I don't know what personality disorders I have
hi, well i have a problem, it seems that going to a Psychologist has got me thinking that i wasn't who i thought i was. i thought i was antisocial, but then i realized i had guilt so i wasn't that, i was recently in the ER for spontaneous suicidal tendencies. so i'm seeing a psychiatrist for meds for depression and anxiety, i was released and now i feel empty i feel like i don't know who i really am, i do have symptoms of antisocial,paranoid,borderline,schizotypal -schizoid, narcissistic. but i cant really nail any "one", of them. my therapist isn't really giving her thought on the whole thing and i feel i am left to go insane. my dad has mood swings, my mom was suicidal and drank and smoked a lot and as a result died at 36, she was on meds for a few things-unsure of what that was. my uncle on my mothers side was a fire starter. so with a mouthful said can you lend some insight? thank you.
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