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January 7, 2018 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm in reply to: Keeping Mental Illness A Secret In Shidduchim🤕 🤒🤐👰🤵 #1444335
Correction: bipolar is treatable but incurable.
As far as DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy), it was created for those with BPD but they are using it now for all different types of mood disorders. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) will not be successful for those with bpd.January 7, 2018 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm in reply to: Keeping Mental Illness A Secret In Shidduchim🤕 🤒🤐👰🤵 #1444329
The little i know:
I am only telling that which my psychiatrist and therapist have told me. As far as medication, many of those with bpd have other mental illnesses as well. Eg. Anxiety,depression. We take mood stabilizers just like those with bipolar because we do have mood swings as well. The medication takes off the edge so we can use the rest of our reserves to implement the therapy in our lives.
There has to be real motivation to change yourself. But its possible. Ive come very far in the past 5 years.
As far as living with me, it can be extremely difficult. I am not disagreeing on that one. But speak to my husabnd on that one😃January 7, 2018 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm in reply to: Keeping Mental Illness A Secret In Shidduchim🤕 🤒🤐👰🤵 #1444265
I never said the person cant be stable but essentially never officially cured. They always have to be on medication. When i was given my diagnosis from a very prominent psychiatrist, he said that at least i have bpd and not bipolar disorder because bpd can be cured.January 7, 2018 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm in reply to: Keeping Mental Illness A Secret In Shidduchim🤕 🤒🤐👰🤵 #1444262
The reason why i wrote “you obviously do not know a lot” because it was on play on words. The persons username is “little i do know”January 7, 2018 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm in reply to: Keeping Mental Illness A Secret In Shidduchim🤕 🤒🤐👰🤵 #1444255
Unfortunately, i do. I have borderline personality disorder. Its not who i define myself as. I am not my disorder! Its not who i define myself as. Its just an illness i have. I have been in dbt therapy for the past 5 years of my life.January 7, 2018 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm in reply to: Keeping Mental Illness A Secret In Shidduchim🤕 🤒🤐👰🤵 #1444209
I am sorry that you are going through a very difficult time with your wife. As i said to “the little i know” DBT completely changes the lifestyle of those suffering from BPD. Im afraid your wife did not care to use her skills or received the incorrect therapy to treat BPD. DBT is the only therapy that works to cure BPD. So its unfair to say that therapy never works. Marsha linehan created DBT. She herself suffered from BPD and cured herself through her set of lifeskills. Its unbelievable how those suffering from personality disorder can rewire their brains to react nonimpulsivly.
I actually find that those who have the skills of dbt downpat react more calmly than any other “normal” person out there.January 7, 2018 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm in reply to: Keeping Mental Illness A Secret In Shidduchim🤕 🤒🤐👰🤵 #1444205
The Little I Know:
You obviously do not know a lot. Bipolar Disorder is untreatable. It can be controlled by medication. As far as Borderline personality goes. A person can be treated and cured. It takes 7 years of DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and intense work to be officially cured. Medication helps stabilize the moods so it is “easier” to focus on implementing the skills into daily life. The therapy teaches you how to have healthy relationships, survival techniques and being mindful of your surroundings. It is true it is extremely difficult to live with someone if they are not taking their meds or going for therapy. It is still hard to live with somwone is in the middle of therapy as there is lots of trial and error stabilizing them on the medication. As well as he/she learning the ropes and rewiring the brain to communicate properly and build a life worth living.