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Re: Borderline personality: serzone + what?

Posted by Elizabeth on July 16, 1999, at 20:46:04

In reply to Re: Borderline personality: serzone + what?, posted by andrewb on July 16, 1999, at 12:22:21

Naltrexone may work for dissociative episodes, I don't think it will help with the rages. Two things sometimes help with rage or anger attacks: anticonvulsants (valproate (Depakote), carbamazepine (Tegretol), lamotrigine (Lamictal), etc.) and antidepressants (SSRIs (Prozac, etc.) and MAOIs (Nardil, etc.) mainly). Sometimes stimulants can work also, just as they do in ADHD. People with BPD and ADHD say that these drugs help them to be less over-reactive to things that make them angry or frustrated.

Benzodiazepines (Xanax in particular) should probably be avoided, as should tricyclic antidepressants.

BTW, what specifically does your daughter feel the Serzone has been helping with? SSRIs (Prozac, etc.) and Effexor seem to be more common treatments for BPD.

Good luck to you and to's a hard condition to deal with. Having a supportive family makes it easier for her, though, no doubt.




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