Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings? Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?

Depends. Any of those drugs may be useful under certain circumstances. It's important to recognize the drug is an adjunct to the primary treatment, which is long term psychotherapy.

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Which is better for borderline personality disorder, prozac, Paxil cr, Effexor (venlafaxine) XR or wellbutrin?

No specific med. There is no specific medication approved to treat borderline personality disorder and there is no specific medication that is considered better than others off-label either. It is a question of working with your doctor to treat your symptoms and figuring what works best for you. Sorry, i wish i had an easier answer for you-- good luck! Read more...

Could I have bipolar-like mood swings in borderline personality disorder. What are the mood swings like in bpd?

Often confused. They are very different conditions. Sometimes doctors (including psychiatrists) who don't really understand personality disorders mistake bpd for bipolar ii, because both involve labile mood (mood swings), and people with both conditions have depressive episodes. People with bpd do not have true manic or hypomanic episodes. Bpd is treated with psychotherapy, bipolar disorder with medication. Read more...

What medication works best for borderline personality disorder? Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help a lot?

Psychotherapy/Drugs. The best treatment for borderline personality disoerder without any coexiasting conditions is psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation training.Drugs may be be used for co existing conditions and symptoms associated with bpd.Paxil (paroxetine) may be used for co existing depression.Haloperidol may reduce anger, Aripiprazole may reduce interpersonal problems, impulcivity;psychotic paranoid symptoms etc. Read more...

Could Prozac (fluoxetine) help with borderline personality disorder?

Not really. . Prozac (fluoxetine) can help some symptoms that are related to borderline personality disorder - if you are feeling depressed, anxious or irritable. However the real treatment would be regular therapy to learn to deal with your emotions and relationships. Read more...

Help plz! Can Prozac (fluoxetine) help with borderline personality disorder?

Prozac (fluoxetine) + therapy . Borderline personality is a complex disorder and should be treated with a number of possible treatments: A Dialectic therapy is a favorite, other therapyies used-psychoanallize, Psycotherapy & Cognitive Behavioral. Crisis interventions as needed. Prozac (fluoxetine) has used to decrease anxiety and depression in combination with dialectic therapy. No medication recommended by NIIH. Read more...

I have borderline personality disorder and depression. If I took 53-20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) what would happen to me?

Wanting to Die. You would feel very sick and you would be in the er having charcoal down your throat to stop the absorption of the prozac (fluoxetine). You would be seen by the psychiatric team. How about you skip that step and just phone the crisis line or the national suicide hotline and find someone to talk to tonight until you feel more stable to ask for better help? Read more...
High Caution. You should not take any medication for this condition without careful supervision of your doctor. You do not want to be your own experiment gone wrong. Read more...