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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds

Posted by PattyG on November 1, 2001, at 8:53:55

In reply to Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds PattyG, posted by Elizabeth on October 31, 2001, at 22:15:35


(Elizabeth wrote)

Actually I'm not sure whence came the funding for my brief hospital stay last month; the hospital was a community teaching hospital, and it was an emergency situation. It might have been the government, or the hospital system (it was a teaching hospital for a state university) -- I don't know.
Sorry I can't be of more help.

/////Perhaps in your case, they knew you had no insurance at all and so no attempt was made to collect? I just figured there was some sort of "process" that took place. It's so very disconcerting when these insurance companies can pick and choose what they'll cover and you're just sol if you don't happen to work for a big company.

BTW, mood disorders are probably misdiagnosed as personality disorders sometimes (especially in women and in people with substance abuse problems, IMO) -- generally when these people receive appropriate treatment, they no longer manifest the "personality" symptoms. I think you can get a good sense for whether the apparent personality disorder is primary or results from a mood or anxiety disorder is to look at the person's life history and see if the "personality disorder" traits have been stable and lifelong or whether they only manifested when the mood disorder appeared.

/////Yes, well in my son's case, I always knew that "something was wrong." I first spoke to a psychiatrist about him when he was 18 mos. old - very sad/solemn child. He has suffered from depression all of his life and the BPD "began" as Oppositional Defiant Conduct Disorder, which many professionals are now realizing can be the early onset of BPD. My experience has been that more often than not, many male Borderlines are incorrectly diagnosed as having Antisocial PD.

Thanks for the info - if you think of any more particulars regarding the hospital bill situation, please let me know, okay?

Thanks much,
PattyG


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