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I got diagnosed with bpd. i'm sensitive to ssris. i get uncontrollable movements. my depression is unbearable. i know i need meds.

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Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
More options: SSRIs are not the only antidepressant meds. A psychiatric consult can help you to understand the medication possibilities. Medications alone are only part of a treatment program to address how you feel. Therapy is equally important given your diagnosis. DBT therapy is a good option which helps you to develop skills to manage unbearable feelings. It can be group or individual. Don't give up
Dr. Anu Challa
Psychiatry 8 years experience
BPD management: meds are one part of Rx of BPD. Therapy is a big part. have you tried DBT? this is therapy specific for BPD. also if sensitive to SSRIs, a mood stabilizer might help. altho have side effects.Lamictal is good for depression. watch for SJ syndrome. Lithium Depakote and Tegretol are teratogenic to baby if one gets pregnant while on them. also think of SGAs. talk to your doctor about meds/monitoring

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Last updated May 14, 2016

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