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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds Elizabeth

Posted by sar on November 3, 2001, at 21:49:24

In reply to Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds sar, posted by Elizabeth on October 30, 2001, at 22:59:23


> Yeah, isn't Vermeer great? He's one of my favourite artists.

i'd never seen his work before, but i love to see new art...



>
> I think it's absurd, but some clinicians advocate adding "depressive personality disorder" to the DSM. The proposed diagnostic criteria are in the appendix to DSM-IV (you can read them, and some discussion of the concept, at http://www.geocities.com/ptypes/depressivepd.html), but there's no indication of how depressive PD would be distinguished from dysthymia.

methinks there are too many diagnoses already.

>
> Alcohol probably has a disinhibiting effect, too. (You went to see your shrink drunk? Jeez! < g >)

often. :) not drunk actually, just a little intoxicated.


>
> I know. I've actually known quite a few people who professed to have very bad social anxiety but who outwardly seemed to be very skilled at dealing with people.

it's just horrible. the meds have helped to assuage my sp. in some cases i consider it much more debilitating than depression.

> > > A lot of people don't get how a financially well-off, educated person who had a pretty good childhood could be seriously depressed -- it's a problem I've run into as well.
> >
> > yes, i'm glad you were able to make sense of what i wrote, i was gittin kinda riled up over it--he told me, "oh, you've just read too much Ayn Rand." (i've never read any of her books, nor do i want to.) "too much Camus," he said then. i could have bitten him.
>
> I sympathize! I think that it's unprofessional for psych clinicians to be so judgmental (especially when they try to make their value judgments sound like objective clinical observations). Anyway, I don't recommend Ayn Rand at all! I tried to read a couple of her books, but they were so dreadful I couldn't get very far. But what do her ideas have to do with what we were talking about?

oh, the Ayn Rand and Camus comments stemmed from my confession of majoring in english lit. that my "depression" was simply a result of reading too much objectivism or existentialism. bah i say, bah!


> Sure thing. It's good talking with you.

you too.

sar


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