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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds

Posted by PattyG on October 29, 2001, at 15:14:38

In reply to Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds sar, posted by Elizabeth on October 26, 2001, at 11:22:02

(Elizabeth wrote)

My insurance recently lapsed, and I've been worried ever since. I actually had one of these seizure-like episodes
recently and was really worried, but it turned out that I could get financial assistance to pay the hospital bills. (I
haven't any firm evidence that the episodes are in fact seizures, but all the doctors I've spoken to say that's what it
sounds like.)

////Good heavens - *please* share how one gets this type of assistance. My son has insurance with Unicare (but they *don't* care) and he had to sign a 10 year waiver for anything to do with mental health issues and a 5 year waiver for seizure issues. (He had already had the one before going with Unicare.) Now the bills are coming in after his second seizure (ER, ambulance, scans, blood work, office visits, etc.) Someone said the insurance companies can't ask for more than 1 year on such a waiver, but they seem to think they can. Any thoughts on this?

Also - I attended a two-day seminar put on by the Marsha Linehan Group on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and I asked the two doctors who presented if in all their research, etc., they'd found there to be any correlation between BPD and seizure activity. They both said, "YES!" I was very excited about that and now hope to be able to find something in writing. Some of the parents in a support group have theorized that there is something "mis-firing" in the brain when Borderlines rage. (For lack of a more professional way to describe it! < g >) Anyway, what does everyone think? I was really excited to get this info.

Just now catching up on the postings - being gone for two days really puts me behind around here!

PattyG


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