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might fuck around and rebrand my #bpd as love addiction
when I was hospitalized the first time, during HS, I had tried drugs, so the hospital put me on the 12-step path

I didn’t relate to the other addicts’ stories b/c I’d barely done drugs, but I saw Love Addicts Anonymous listed in one of the big books, and thought, “that’s me”
all this shit overlaps so much... bipolar II vs cyclothymia, BPD vs love addiction... and of course the yin yang of depression / anxiety...

even though so many symptoms overlap, having a mood disorder or addiction is WAY less stigmatized than having a “personality disorder”
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@NYTObits writes of John Gunderson: "He was adamant over the years that psychiatric drugs did not help resolve #borderline symptoms." This statement is narrowly true. In lectures, he specified circumstances that warrant the use of a range of medications...
6 months ago, while arguing against widespread use of lamotrigine in #BPD, Gunderson wrote, "Clinical experience has shown that medications can help build an alliance, can relieve states of distress, and can sometimes be helpful for comorbid disorders."…
He spoke of instances when mood stabilizers, #SSRIs, and even antipsychotics might be of use. He spoke out against the overuse of medication but saw a role for judicious use in clinical management.…
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Borderline Personality Disorder aka Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder is one of the most misunderstood, stigmatised & complex mental health diagnoses (Thread) #BPD #EUPD
One could write pages relating to the condition BPD and a layman’s understanding would still be incomplete. For this reason I am going to try and keep it short, simple and concise as I can and explain to you what BPD is to me.
BPD is intense feelings of loneliness & an inability to sit with myself without resorting to poor coping behaviours #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
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