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Re: Help me cope..

Posted by emmanuel98 on March 15, 2012, at 19:40:09

In reply to Re: Help me cope.. yellowbird01, posted by Dinah on March 15, 2012, at 13:35:30

As my DBT therapist says, I am the master of distraction. If I keep myself crazily busy, I don't get out-of-control depression and SI. She has been teaching me how to "sit with" these feelings. Say, I'm depressed and thinking about suicide right now. What is this about? How does this feel in my body. Watch it. Let it pass. This takes a ton of practice though.

Like Dinah, I take Risperdal prn. I take it rarely because it makes me gain weight like crazy, but it really works fast. I take 4mg and feel like a normal person.

Also, it's strange that your t doesn't allow phone calls. If my p-doc hadn't allowed me to call him in the first few years, I think I would have lost it completely. He never stays on the phone long and doesn't act like this is a social conversation, but he does call back quickly and asks what's wrong and suggests how I might handle it. My DBT therapist also allows calls, though I call her rarely. But when I have, she calls right back and is very helpful. I've never heard of a t not allowing calls. What if you are in crisis? Just go to the ER and don't even call to tell her you're there?


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