Hi Ed,

I’ve had depression for many years, so I know where you’re coming from.

If you read my article carefully, you will notice that its focus is not on the affected but on those who live them. You must know that the majority of people with those illnesses don’t know they’re having the disease, which makes it almost impossible for their relatives or spouses to understand why they’re having the problems they’re having. Of course it is hard for both sides, but I wanted to shine a light on those we never talk about.

I dont know the severity of your issue, but I can tell you that many people who deal with personality disorders can turn someone’s life into a nightmare without them ever knowing what happened why it happened.

I have certainly not vilified people or made generalizations of the sort you mentioned. Also, you may call something stigmatization, I call it raising awareness.

Thank you for your input. I hope I was able to clarify a few things, and when you read the article again, that you will be able to see what my intention was.

All the best.

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