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EUPD - how do you cope after Diagnosis?

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My partner has Bipolar 1 - she is 50 and was diagnosed 32 years ago.
When stressed this brings on Psychosis and Hospital.
After 4 admissions in a year, she was Diagnosis with Bipolar with EUPD.

She is now doing a course of DBT and we become more educated.

What are your experiences and does therapy work?

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I think EUPD after treatment, might help the person cope with their bipolar disorder better. It might also mean there are less relapses because the person can deal with stress better too.

This is just a guess.
 
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Yes, therapy does work. Therapy is the most beneficial treatment for bpd. It is lovely your partner has your support.
 
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Yes, therapy does work. Therapy is the most beneficial treatment for bpd. It is lovely your partner has your support.
Thank you for your reply.
Presently anything will cause her anxiety.
Opening a door and not remembering to disengage the deadlock will cause her to avoid opening the door and leaving the house.
Is her money safe in the bank?
The list continues... things we would never consider.

Her medication for Bipolar is Clopixol/Depakote/Lamo.

We can understand the EUPD causing relapses but in your experience
How long did it take
is it easy to change Negatives into positives?

regards
Rich
 
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I am afraid every single person will react differently and have different experiences. I have had a lot of therapy but still struggle.
 
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I am afraid every single person will react differently and have different experiences. I have had a lot of therapy but still struggle.
Understandably all people react to treatment differently.

How was your experience and did you find it helped?
Have you accepted you have a health issue that can be treated?

regards
Rich
 
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Therapy can be hard work and the person has to be prepared to put in a lot
of effort and commitment.

I’ve done CBT but not DBT.
However I have read very positive things about it.

Your partner is very lucky to have such lovely support from you.

Wishing you both well.
 
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Understandably all people react to treatment differently.

How was your experience and did you find it helped?
Have you accepted you have a health issue that can be treated?

regards
Rich
I always knew something was not right and I needed professional help. When I got my diagnosis it was a shock as I had never heard of bpd. When I had more understanding I was glad as it described me perfectly. I had no problem with accepting I had something and that I needed treating.
 
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Therapy can be hard work and the person has to be prepared to put in a lot
of effort and commitment.

I’ve done CBT but not DBT.
However I have read very positive things about it.

Your partner is very lucky to have such lovely support from you.

Wishing you both well.
Thank you
 
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I always knew something was not right and I needed professional help. When I got my diagnosis it was a shock as I had never heard of bpd. When I had more understanding I was glad as it described me perfectly. I had no problem with accepting I had something and that I needed treating.
Every day is a struggle to convince her to think positive.
The same issues keep reading negative.
The thing is, her life is only POSITIVE.

She is showing all the signs of depression
Oversleeping
Slow speech
No interest
No appetite

We know the signs but trying to convince her it is Eupd is a challenge.

Rich
 
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Every day is a struggle to convince her to think positive.
The same issues keep reading negative.
The thing is, her life is only POSITIVE.

She is showing all the signs of depression
Oversleeping
Slow speech
No interest
No appetite

We know the signs but trying to convince her it is Eupd is a challenge.

Rich
Maybe it will help her to read up on it? If she is familiar with the symptoms she may be able to understand herself a bit better.
 
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