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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds PattyG

Posted by Elizabeth on October 31, 2001, at 22:15:35

In reply to Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds, posted by PattyG on October 31, 2001, at 17:16:06

Patty,

Actually I'm not sure whence came the funding for my brief hospital stay last month; the hospital was a community teaching hospital, and it was an emergency situation. It might have been the government, or the hospital system (it was a teaching hospital for a state university) -- I don't know.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

BTW, mood disorders are probably misdiagnosed as personality disorders sometimes (especially in women and in people with substance abuse problems, IMO) -- generally when these people receive appropriate treatment, they no longer manifest the "personality" symptoms. I think you can get a good sense for whether the apparent personality disorder is primary or results from a mood or anxiety disorder is to look at the person's life history and see if the "personality disorder" traits have been stable and lifelong or whether they only manifested when the mood disorder appeared.

-elizabeth


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