I was told most of my life that I had boarderline personality disorder, with anxiety, depression and PTSD. We came to discover from a recent mental health counselor that all of my symptons came down to being on the autism spectrum. My whole life I knew something was different about me but no one was able to figure it out. Now that I have a answer to some of how my brain processes information, it seems easy to say it is the autism but do I still have depression or is it all just symptoms of sensory overload? I don't know. If any of you have stories to share about how you know you are having a moment of sensory overload it would help me to find similarities and differences in the depression and the autism. Mental health workers still treat me as if they can treat all of my problems with talk therapy and medication but I now know it is not that easy. Or if any of you out there experience depression and autism, how do you know the difference? Does the autism prevent you from working through the emotions of depression?
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I am having a hard time. I try to explain my mental illness to my boyfriend he doesnt get it. Im not suicidal right now but I just feel like theres no point. I wish I would just die. I have been sober for over 18 months and thats definitely helped but hasnt fixed it. I take Lamictal and Prozac. And still feel this way. I get manic (very breifly) and then I crash down into depression and cant get...
what do you take? The one psychiatrist I am trying to get in with does not prescribed ativan which I am currently taking. So I’m looking for recommendations on a replacement for ativan.