I have had depression for over 20 years and in last 2 years been diagnosed with BPD and Dependency disorder.I have had CBT and seenPsychiatrists,ay present I am only on Anti depressants,but they don't seem to help.I have had the a-z of anti depressants.I feel so alone,cut people off,I have no friends and struggle with doing anything,I have issues with my relationship,we are so distant with each other.I can't have him live with me… read more
Sometimes I wish I lived in America. In England 95% of the population can not afford private treatment. We rely on the NHS, and it would be very rare if not impossible to find a doctor who would agree to do genetic testing. 😕
With BPD, our brains don't respond normally to medications like other people do. It's what makes it harder to treat. Combinations are great things to try and sometimes it's the off-label medications that work. For example, I take Topamax for my mood. It's off label to be used as a mood stabilizer but it has been one of the only things that has ever worked for me. The next medication I'm about to try is the same situation, off label use for depression. So my recommendation is do some research and go to your doctor with suggestions and research. Another option you can look into (not sure if it's available in England) is genetic testing. This is one thing that has helped me SOOOO much. It tells me medications to avoid and which ones might be okay. It revealed a lot about my responses to anti-depressants as well.
@A MyDepressionTeam Member. Sorry just saw your posts.. currently I am on 90mg Prozac .5 xanax 3x day serequel 50 mg @ hs..bacaflen and Clonadine. .I am lucky that my insurance pays 100% of my Psychiatrist and I have come pays on meds.. but to maintain I Have to work everyday reguardless how I feel. My employer is aware of my illness. .but I can only take earned sick days..and I have no family help support. In my area we have very few mental health professionals. .it's a mess no matter where you are...jmo
Borderline Personality Disorder is frequently treated with Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) . It works best in a group situation but you can buy books and workbooks on it. The workbook I use is "Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life" it's by Scott E Spradlin, MA.