Posted by TinMan on November 18, 2005, at 19:01:51
In reply to Re: Wellbutrin and Effexor, posted by Mim on November 18, 2005, at 2:16:22
> Thank you!
> Is there always a reason? I was getting counseling in the past, but actully there was no great major insight. I was a happy kid, and began getting depressed and destructive at around 18. I finally got on meds 7 years ago and all was fine, then my new doctor changed me over to effexor last year and all hell broke loose again (same job, same home etc.). I wish I COULD pinpoint a reason or an event, but I am beginning to think it is just a biochemical quirk in the system. It would probably make sence to get counseling though...in any event to learn not to act on the destructive impuses. Thanks again..and take care of yourself!
As far as Borderline Personality Disorder goes, clinical trials have been and are being performed. Apparently, it is both biological (genetic) and psychological. Something in the brain does not develop as it should. (The trials I read gave the technical name, I don't remember it.) Interesting, huh?
It is a lot like High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Asthma, High Cholesterol - yes, there are some lifestyle choices that can be made differently to help with HBP, Diabetes, Asthma, HC, etc. HOWEVER, these diseases are physiological and can be helped dramatically by various medications. Right? There is no cure as of yet for these diseases.
NOW, we are fortunate to be in a time when phobias, anxiety/panic attacks, mental health disorders and diseases are being researched instead of being locked up and away in a "loony bin" somewhere. Sure, there is still a lot of stigma, but it is getting better.
And wouldn't it be so great if there was something that you, I and all could pinpoint?!?
I am still looking for the man behind the curtain!