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Miniscule, minor correction to Noa's post

Posted by Abby on December 21, 1999, at 10:40:52

In reply to Re: Different Dr.- Different psychological disorder?, posted by Noa on December 21, 1999, at 2:29:41

> Btw, Dr. Akiskal, who is at UCLA, I think, is one of the top current researchers of mood disorders. He seems to think that Borderline personality disorder is really a form of mood disorder, in the family of depression and bipolar. It makes sense because the primary sypmtom is unstable moods. The early history aspect may be sort of beside the point for diagnosis (although not for therapy). I think early history may be the "trigger" that unleashes a predisposition toward a mood problem. Nature and nurture interact and affect each other continuously.
> I understand what you mean about it being hard to believe your doc after hearing so many diagnoses. But regardless of the diagnoses, look at your symptoms. Many people with different diagnoses end up on similar meds. IF you are plagued by depressed moods, anxieties and phobias, don't you deserve some relief?

Dr. Akiskal has spoken at UCLA, but he is a
professor at UC San Diego. He runs a mood disorder
center at the medical school which is in La Jolla.




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