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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds..nikki sar

Posted by NikkiT2 on October 19, 2001, at 11:49:58

In reply to Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds..nikki, posted by sar on October 18, 2001, at 23:51:02

It seems to have become a bit of a cop out diagnoses in the US, I believe the criteria to be slightly different in the UK and it is a much more stigmatised illness... Bipolar seems to be Ok and accepotable, but BPD, being a personality disorder is feared... plus many people think the borderline means its only " a bit, and there fore not worthwhile".

DBT is Dialectical behaviour Therapy,similar to CBT. It seems to be very succesful in the BPD's I know who have undergone it, more succesful than CBT.

A friends website has a very good description of it all, and can be found at

Its also an excellent site ofr anyone looking for info on BPD in easy to red english!! :o)


> months ago my psychoanalyst agreed that i met 5 or 6 or the "borderline" criteria...
> about 6 months ago i started taking prozac and it really levelled me in a certain way (in addition to prozac, i've been prescribed (and needed) klonopin and neurontin)...
> what is DBT?
> i've read alot on borderline and feel that it's--i don't know, i just don't know if i belive in it fully. i had a hardliner mexican pdoc who'd grown up in the ghetto and laughed that "half of all white girls are borderline"--which to me signalled how lighthearted he was about pyschiatry; he'd been educated at Harvard but took neither himself nor his discipline too seriously...
> how do you feel about the diagnosis of Borderline vs. Bipolar?
> i feel as if they're both just labels--bipolars are a little bit more loveable than "borderlines"--oh, it just seems so sunjective...have you read *Walking on Eggshells* and *I Hate You, Don't Leave Me"?
> just my own personal experience--i worked in a bookstore for a few months and we sold the borderline books like hotcakes. they'd become mass-market paperbacks. most of the bipolar books seemed to be purchased much less frequently, and remained in qyality paperback.
> just the observance of a menial bookstore worker, nothing scientific.
> love,
> sar




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