I've never seen a doctor, or been diagnosed with a mental illness, but depression runs in my family. My grandmother committed suicide because of it. My sister is a clinical psychologist. She's been diagnosed with borderline, and believes I have it too. Given the symptoms, I'm sure that I do. But here's the next part.. I've always been extremely moody. So much so, that everyone I've ever dated has called me bi-polar. I get angry and say that I'm just moody, then in sarcasm call them "doctor". Now I'm 37, and this is still happening. I'm beginning to think their all right. How do I know? are there specific symptoms or signs? Or is it just mood swings?
Posts You May Be Interested In
I'm new here and unsure how much to post. Making oneself vulnerable is scary, and my experience in the past has been rejection when showing/sharing my true self with others. I have lost many friendships and connections to several members of my family as a result of my BPD 2. I do see a psychiatrist and am on meds, but I do not see a counselor or therapist. I can't financially afford both meds and...
Does the fact that antipsychotics (or antidepressants for that matter)improve your function and make you feel better prove that you need them? Or would anyone "normal" feel better also? Couldnt find much on google.