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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds..nikki

Posted by sar on October 18, 2001, at 23:51:02

In reply to Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds, posted by PattyG on October 18, 2001, at 8:56:26

months ago my psychoanalyst agreed that i met 5 or 6 or the "borderline" criteria...

about 6 months ago i started taking prozac and it really levelled me in a certain way (in addition to prozac, i've been prescribed (and needed) klonopin and neurontin)...

what is DBT?

i've read alot on borderline and feel that it's--i don't know, i just don't know if i belive in it fully. i had a hardliner mexican pdoc who'd grown up in the ghetto and laughed that "half of all white girls are borderline"--which to me signalled how lighthearted he was about pyschiatry; he'd been educated at Harvard but took neither himself nor his discipline too seriously...

how do you feel about the diagnosis of Borderline vs. Bipolar?

i feel as if they're both just labels--bipolars are a little bit more loveable than "borderlines"--oh, it just seems so sunjective...have you read *Walking on Eggshells* and *I Hate You, Don't Leave Me"?

just my own personal experience--i worked in a bookstore for a few months and we sold the borderline books like hotcakes. they'd become mass-market paperbacks. most of the bipolar books seemed to be purchased much less frequently, and remained in qyality paperback.

just the observance of a menial bookstore worker, nothing scientific.





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