These episodes contain subject matter, such as suicidal thoughts and actions, and trauma that may be sensitive to some.

Anne knew she needed to tell her story. On one hand, she want anyone to ever go through the horrible medical nightmare she experienced. More than that, though, Anne wants people to understand how trauma thrives in silence. Until we all speak up and are heard, situations like hers have no chance of amelioration or, more hopefully, never happening at all. 

You can find Anne on Facebook and on Instagram @annevondenmeer

Resources on mental health misdiagnosis and the effect of childhood trauma:

Discrepancy in diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Treatment for the wrong reason

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3310322/

Are Sexual Abuse Victims being Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder They Don’t Have?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/mar/27/are-sexual-abuse-victims-being-diagnosed-with-a-mental-disorder-they-dont-have

PTSD Symptoms in Women: Unnoticed and Undiagnosed

https://www.psycom.net/PTSD-symptoms-women

PTSD and ADHD – Are We Misdiagnosing?

https://www.nicabm.com/ptsd-adhd-misdiagnosing/

Complex PTSD and Misdiagnosis: It Happens More Than You Know

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2019/5/complex-ptsd-and-misdiagnosis-it-happens-more-than-you-know

Misdiagnosed Bipolar Disorder Reveals Itself to be Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Comorbid Pseudotumor Cerebri

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2743211/

The People Who Want to Get Rid of the Term “Personality Disorder”

https://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/40036/1/bpd-borderline-personality-disorder-diagnosis-label

The Lancet, Psychiatry, “Beyond the Borderline”

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30051-3/fulltext

Feminist Critiques of Borderline Personality Disorder, Rachel Rowan Olive

http://rachelrowanolive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/feminist-critiques-of-bpd-1.pdf

Chronic Illness Trauma Studies: The Science of How Adversity Shapes Health & Why It’s Not in Your Head

Dr. Veronique Mead, MD, MA

Bessel van der Kolk, “The Body Keeps the Score” 

https://www.besselvanderkolk.net

Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/02/stephen-porges-interview-survivors-are-blamed-polyvagal-theory-fight-flight-psychiatry-ace

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