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toy123
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What causes someone's mood to change? How is it possible that one minute I'm feeling fine and the next I can be feeling not to great? Does having BPD play a role in this? How can I improve that my moods shouldn't shift so suddenly. It's gotten much better but sometimes I just find myself feeling sad for no reason... Is there anything I can do about it?


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Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will follow you.

Sometimes when I say "I'm okay", I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight and say "I know you are not".

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Dr. Price MD
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9/1/14 11:13 AM
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Bipolar or BPD can contribute to mood swings. CBT and DBT type approaches can help manage the swings. Mood stabilizing medication can also help if there is a Bipolar component.

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There is no bipolar component although I was misdiagnosed with bipolar twice. I was on all type of mood stabilizers but currently am only on Neurontin but that was given to me for anxiety. I was taken off the more "serious" ones and in the beginning maybe I was a bit more agitated but now I don't seem to see much of a difference. I seem to be highly resistant to medications they work for a while and then stop working... I have done DBT a couple of times but I want to know if there is any way I can prevent the switch like anything I can do before I switch moods? Once my mood changes I try to use my skills...


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Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will follow you.

Sometimes when I say "I'm okay", I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight and say "I know you are not".

Just because I'm smiling doesn't mean I'm happy.
 
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There are techniques within CBT, DBT and ACT approaches to help prevent full episodes when you feel something beginning to switch.

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Thanks. I have another question, What causes a person to be impulsive and again does BPD play a role in it?


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Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will follow you.

Sometimes when I say "I'm okay", I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight and say "I know you are not".

Just because I'm smiling doesn't mean I'm happy.
 
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Can see impulsivity in BPD and also ADHD.
 
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What does that mean?


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Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will follow you.

Sometimes when I say "I'm okay", I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight and say "I know you are not".

Just because I'm smiling doesn't mean I'm happy.
 
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BPD can play a role in impulsivity as can having ADHD (Attention Deficit)

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And is there any way to lessen the impulsivity? I'd rather use skills than medication. Also my impulsivity usually stems from negative emotion, like I'm angry, feeling rejected, feeling hurt, ashamed, etc... so I'll impulsively buy something that I don't really need, or I'll binge and then I feel awful about it and guilty... Any advice?


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Sometimes you need to run away just to see who will follow you.

Sometimes when I say "I'm okay", I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight and say "I know you are not".

Just because I'm smiling doesn't mean I'm happy.
 
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DBT teaches many skills to self soothe other than engage in impulsive acts that may be self damaging.

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