- Apr 24, 2021
Thank you. This info is really making me think. I am going to fire him, have been thinking about it, he hasn't helped one bit and is basically just taking my money for spending 2 seconds writing a script. So frustrating. What you've stated is so interesting, and I do have moods based upon life circumstances more than just out of the blue. Definitely I can function when I feel I am connecting with others and life isn't throwing so many things at me, as this past year has been for everyone. Isolating and depressing, stressful politics going on, unrest in the country that is really depressing. The weird thing was about a month ago going into a really, really dark and scary place where all I could keep thinking is "I have to kill myself". But overall I think it is usually situation related, and my situation has been one of isolation and feeling like a failure at relationships and jobs constantly. Thank you for your input!BPD is a common enough comorbidity with Bipolar Disorder, so it is possible that you have both. A good way to determine which you have is whether your mood shifts because of events in your life or at random. BPD mood changes are very situation dependent, bipolar mood shifts are largely random. If you have reacted poorly to antidepressants in the past, you should avoid taking them. If your psychiatrist believes that you are Bipolar and is trying to treat you with antidepressants, you should absolutely fire him. At best that is incopetance, at worst that is medical negligence. Bipolar is treated with mood stabilisers; antidepressants are absolutely contraindicated as they can trigger manic episodes and speed up the cycling of mood.