New Diagnosis—BPD comorbid BD

Yesterday, I found out that in the psyche ward, borderline personality disorder was added to my diagnoses. I have hurt feelings now. 😉 But seriously, it’s unfortunate that I was informed by a social worker instead of by a doctor. Now I’m wondering whether I’m just BPD, or BPD + BD. Either way, I’ll be getting the meds and the DBT now. I’m still confused though.

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The Best Part of the Day When You are Bipolar Depressed

If you have been depressed for two years, you probably doubt whether you will ever get feeling better. Patience is difficult. Your friends tell you about CBT and prescription medications that are helping with their depression, but you are too aware that bipolar depression is more organic and resistant to CBT, and that you are not allowed certain anti-depressant dosages since you are bipolar. It is important to not add…

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Bipolar Depression

Primary Problem: Your depression. Secondary Problem: Your analysis and judgment of the primary problem. Sometimes when you are depressed, you beat yourself up about being depressed. You feel guilty because you haven’t had a productive day, for example. You need to be clear with yourself: You have a disorder, and it’s going to affect your life. Accept this. Grant yourself permission to be depressed, because even though you didn’t ask…

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