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How effective is the wellbutrin (bupropion) lithium combination over seroquel lithium for BPD and major depressive disorder?

That is quite. individual. Each person responds differently to medications and medication combinations. It can't be exactly predicted how well you will respond to one of the medication regimens compared to the other when treating your depression and borderline personality disorder. Take care. Read more...

Can exercises such as running and biking help with major depression?

Often,yes. Exercise is very helpful to persons with depression. In addition to anti-depressants, regular exercise helps with the release of neurotransmitters that are useful in maintaining an elevated mood and resisting depressive symptoms. It also maintains better health and helps with restful sleep, which in turn helps lessen depressive symptoms too. Read more...
Very much so. It depends upon the degree and type of depression, but exercise (if done wisely, ) can provide great therapy. If you are under the care of a dr., i would ask for advice about the exercise. Do not push too hard at first to avoid injury. Read more...

How would I know if I have bpd bipolar major depression etc?

Go to a psychologist. or psychiatrist. They went to school for years to assess and treat just these kinds of problems. These three conditions have some overlapping symptoms, so a trained professional is a must. Don't rely on "Dr. Google." Read more...

If someone is diagnosed with major depression recurrent and bpd. Is having suicidal thoughts and cutting often quite normal? Basically, weekly?

Typical, not normal. This is not "normal" behavior, suicidal thoughts and cutting are frequently seen with depression and bpd. Read more...
BPD/Depression. While suicidal thoughts are one symptom of a depressive disorder, self-mutilation is not. And should be dealt with via medication and appropriate models of psychotherapy. Read more...
Cutting. Meds and therapy together are your best bet. Get a psychiatric evaluation for what ails you, and what cutting means to you as well as anything else that may be going on. Then get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help with the emotional issues behind cutting. DO THIS RIGHT NOW. TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND GO TO YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM OR DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY. Read more...

lost a partner through homicide, a job, a home, and 2 parents in 3 years have major depression & Anorexia, could I have BPD my symptoms are similar?

Losses. I am sorry for your losses. Would not be able to diagnose without a full psychological assessment. However, would not necessarily judge yourself at a time when you are dealing with so much. Making a borderline personality disorder diagnosis requires a pattern over a number of years. Read more...
Label is not. important. You may have several diagnoses at once. Complicated grief is over-arching. You have not had time to mourn/adjust to one trauma when the next one comes along. Get your anorexia treated because poor nutrition will make things much worse. Supportive psychotherapy is also in order. Be gentle w/yourself and healing can occur slowly, the way it does in nature. Peace and good health. Read more...
Before you self- diagnose with BPD, I'd deal with all the BIG traumas you described. You sound like the story of JOB in the Bible. Find a mental health pro to help you through the losses and traumas first. Find someone supportive in this case. You may needs meds for a short time. Then, when your sx's lighten up, consider what's left. BPD sx's might not be significant by then, and if they are, you treat. Read more...
Psych eval suggested. There is nothing in your description that indicates Borderline Personality . However it is certainly possible. I am sorry for all your losses Why not see a psychiatrist to be evaluated for depression or other condition as well as some kind of personality disorder. The goal would be to get you in some kind of treatment program that could include therapy, medication or both. Read more...

I am currently on 10 different medications for severe major depressive disorder. I have tried several different antidepressants. Would ECT work for me?

10 medications at. one time for major depression? Are they all from the same doctor? If you have multiple doctors, are you communicating w/them so they all know what you are taking? Have hormonal and other biological conditions been investigated? ECT can be ordered by a good psychiatrist but be sure to explore all other routes first. Peace and good health. Read more...
Polypharmacy? Ten meds for severe depression is too much and probably making you feel worse. If one doctor is prescribing all ten meds for you at the same time, seek another opinion. You need to pare down the list of meds you're on with a board-certified psychiatrist. I hope this helps. All the best. Read more...

22m.Put on 5 mg escitalopram for major depressive disorder. Vit B12 deficient. Should I start medication or wait for vit levels to rise?

Start Escitalopram. It's important to start the antidepressant right away since it may take up to a month for it to have full efficacy. In addition to the escitalopram take the vitamin B12 supplement. Both agents may help any depressive symptoms you may be having. Read more...