I was diagnosed BPD in 2010 and spent 3 months in a private mental health facility receiving treatment for it. I've always questioned whether or not I am BPD because I don't seem to fit the criteria of it except for the self harm (which I don't do anymore) and suicidal tendencies. I questioned my psychiatrist recently about this and he said that I wasn't BPD but I had traits of BPD. This shocked me because if that's the case, I spent 3 months in a facility that wasn't necessary. I'm waiting for an appointment to see a new psychiatrist but I'm now confused as to what is going on with me. It makes me feel as if what I am feeling is not real and that I should be able to function as a "normal" person.