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oops! I edited my typos...

Posted by Mark on March 24, 1999, at 0:23:43

In reply to Re: Any Borderline Personalitys taking anything? Klon?, posted by Mark on March 24, 1999, at 0:20:54

Excuse the typos---an edited version is below:

As a psychiatry resident, I would add
> that borderline character organization probably
> develops because at some period in one's
> life it served an adaptive, coping purpose to
> manage through difficult experiences. In this
> way, the personality structure has it's
> benefits/advantages (otherwise it likely
> wouldn't exist!) and it's disadvantages as well
> (most of which many of you have already
> So my guess is that the adaptive qualities of
> this character organization are what promote the
> "borderlines are more intelligent" side of the
> current debate and the disadvantageous/maladaptive
> qualities of the character structure promote the
> other side of the argument. In the end, I think
> we should be just as carefully ascribe set
> qualities to those labeled borderline as we
> do in labeling those with certain qualities
> borderline.
> > > >What Meds work is probably the best question asked.
> > >
> > > The trouble with this is, while most borderlines can find some med that helps them, no particular med has been found to work consistently. Research supports the use of Tegretol, Depakote, lithium, Haldol, Zyprexa, Nardil, and Prozac, though. (I think naltrexone too but I'm not sure.)
> > >
> > > The two things not to use are tricyclic antidepressants and alprazolam.
> > >
> > > -elizabeth
> >
> > Elizabeth, in reply to several very opinionated replies of your own:
> > I am Dx BP, and, if you are indeed a psychiatrist as your replies SEEM to indicate, you will understand the medical shorthand I have just used! Also, truly being innocuously interested, what type of schooling , if any, have you had, and where?




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