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treatment for borderline personality disorder and Cyclothymia? Please please help...please?

Are these similar disorders? Are they treated the same? What are medications given for these? You see, I have been diagnised with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, but the SSRIs were making me worse. Now the P doctor thinks I may have Cyclothymia and is talking about Rxing Lamictal for me. I have been researching and I have come across Borderline Personality Disorder and that really fits me :( If I take the Lamictal will that help me no matter which one I have? I have the irrational fears of being abandoned, and relationship troubles characterized in BPD. I also have rapid mood swings. I am becoming a mess and I need to stop this. I am kinda afraid to tell my P doctor that I think I might have Borderline Personality Disorder because she gives me the feeling that I am trying to Dx myself, which I am not, really, I just know that the Generalized Anxiety Disorder treatments do not see m to be helping all of my symptoms. Please help? Will Lamictal work for Borderline Personality Disorder? I am 27 years old.

Asked By: Ariah!!! - 10/6/2008
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I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder when I was about 17 after I took a bunch of pills and ended up having my stomach pumped... More
Answered By: Sunsolei 4 Obama - 10/6/2008
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cyclothymia is like mild bipolar- mood swings, yes? only beyond what other people get... More
Answered By: eilsel - 10/6/2008
 
Meds have their place in treating mental health, and they work for many people, however for most personality disorders and mood disorders, behavioral therapy is the best thing IMO..it can change your thoughts and beliefs and once you change those your behaviors will change for the better....
Answered By: gaston8291 - 10/6/2008
 
1) Cyclothymia is a mood disorder and milder form of Bipolar disorder. It rests on Axis I of a multiaxial diagnosis. Borderline is a personality disorder marked by extreme personality traits and rests on Axis II. They are not related, but may occur together... More
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Answered By: Psy G - 10/6/2008
 
h*************u? Young girls have allot of stress and with their hormones changing it can cause severe mood changes. Talk to your doctor you may need to be on birth control if you get moody at that time of the month(my daughter sure did). If you're not comfortable with your p dr ask to see another one. You can talk to... More
Answered By: wiggy - 10/6/2008
 
Lamictal might work, don't be afraid to tell your doctor anything, they are there to help you! Lamictal is supposed to help stabilize your moods... More
Answered By: Maeby - 10/6/2008
 
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