A salaam aleikum wa rachmatullah wa barakatuh,
Today I’d like to share something very personal. I’d like to tell you about my personality “disorder“. Approximately five years ago I got diagnosed with personality disorder not otherwise specified. This literally means that I show symptoms of several personality disorders.
This diagnose came as a great relief, I could finally give the problems I’ve been struggling with since my early teens, a name. I never felt ashamed of it because it’s part of who I am. But since I live in Egypt it has been harder to deal with. Here no one knows what a personality disorder is, mental health problems are something to feel ashamed about, something you should hide. Some people will even say that a low Imaan (believe/faith) or Djinn will be the cause of your problems.
I really feel misunderstood and that’s why I want to write about it. Continue reading “Not otherwise specified “