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Re: suicidality exhaustion... SLS

Posted by Dinah on September 14, 2010, at 17:17:16

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion..., posted by SLS on September 14, 2010, at 8:39:36

> > In some disorders, mood lability is an issue. A person might genuinely feel despair and have suicidal impulses that are difficult to resist.
> For some Axis II disorders that involve impaired impulse control and mood lability, Tegretol and Trileptal can be helpful. Zyprexa, too. These seem to work better when combined with psychotherapy such as CBT or DBT. If facilitated properly, even group CBT therapy can be effective.
> - Scott

I'm not familiar with Tegretol or Trileptal, but I can definitely see why antipsychotics would help. I use Risperdal on occasion as needed to keep steadier than I might otherwise be. Bone deep calm without grogginess. For me anyway.

Therapy also definitely helps.

(I'm very lucky to have a pdoc who supports my as needed tweaking of meds to keep even.)




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