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getMeOutOfHere
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Hi,

I was wondering if you have experience with a good treatment program for BPD, either on inpatient or intensive outpatient basis. I'm open to programs that don't take insurance and any location in the US. Some of the programs that I've come across are McLean Hill Program, Roanna Program, Cornell DBT program, Menninger Clinic, Sheppard Pratt, and 4 winds.

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Dr. Price MD
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All good places.
 
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By labeling myself BPD, is that giving a reason to my behavior(angry outbursts, messing up all my interpersonal relationships) or is that just making an excuse for myself???


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BPD is very real.

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so is it an excuse or reason? for ex. is it just an excuse if i say im bpd so i cant control my anger.or is that a reason?


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A real reason.

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I apologize for the personal question but I noticed you wrote your last response at 3am. So I was just wondering how you maintain productivity on so little sleep!

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Unipolar hypomania.

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Seriously? Or are you joking? Is that why you became a Pdoc? (you dont need to answer that, and i can delete this post if you want, just let me know)

 
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Seriously. Baruch HaShem. I use it to help people.

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Wow. That gives me hope. Thank you Dr. Price for sharing that with us.
 
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wow! out of curiosity, what made you want to share that?
 
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I see it as a blessing from HaShem that can be harnessed for good.

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yeah, but Unipolar Hypomania isnt even considered a mental illness,(assuming any mental illness is real), and its not even debilitating, so its kind of hard for me to take chizuk from that, like its did to WishICouldBeNormal, how could depression be harnessed for good? it cant...
 
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I do not consider Unipolar Hypomania a mental illness but it is certainly not "normal."

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so youre saying that mental illness cant be used for the good...?
 
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Wow! Thank you for sharing, Dr. Price.
 
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You need to have felt the blues to be a great blues singer. Same with mental health and life.

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huh? im not sure how that apply, ( sorry, the blues make my head foggy =) )
 
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Edited: 6/21/13 at 1:20 AM by I'mTrying
 
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amen!
first of all the fact that its not in DSM means it isnt a mental ilness, hence i didnt get chizuk from it.
and i have also seen the same thing in my life many times, becuase i have been a mentor type person to a few people and people like to spill their life stories to me, so i see that. but that is AFTER the depression. what about during the depresion? how can i use the depression itself for the good (not the effect, the depression itself)
 
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Wow - that is so admirable that you are able to share on a public forum without a pseudonym. It's nice to come across someone who feels so comfortable sharing that, especially from a professional.

I did not expect that response, but I feel happy that my question (and, obviously, your response) turned out to help others feel better about themselves.

I feel like this is one of the great parts of being in psychiatry - being able to find the right thing to say can make so much difference in people's lives.

Thank you for this.
 
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I second that mimi.

WishICouldBeNormal, your post was really inspiring.

Welcome back Channa! Depression itself can really put things into perspective. When life feels utterly hopeless and meaningless it forces you to think about what really matters and discard the rest.

Given that you just got back from seminary, you can utilize the blues to remember all that heavy mussar they preached at you and focus on the yazkir lo yom hamisa...
WARNING: Only continue reading if you have a morbid streak or appreciate the macabre.....
.....it's a great time to picture your funeral in great detail, complete with shrouds, casket, and undertaker. Think of the darkness in the grave, with only the wriggly worms and creepy crawlies to keep you company, the rot and the bones... (an additional bonus of this exercise: it'll do wonders in the calorie restriction department which I know you will appreciate )

On a lighter note, the exertion of crawling back and forth from the couch to your bed is a great way to burn calories... (think mountain climbing...) To warm up you can stretch your facial muscles by forcing a smile, and when fighting gravity gets too hard you can revert back to moping in order to cool down...

Seriously, depression sucks. I hope you feel better soon.
 
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I third that Mimi!!
And WishToBeHappy, dont you worry, im as morbid as they get, and i will keep that in mind and i LOVE the idea of staying skinny so i dont give the worms more food, and how will everyone cary my casket if i gain wait? ( it wont work, but wtvr...)
And lets just say this is a forum full of mountain climbers! Wow!
Thanks guys for the chizuk!!


 
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Don't worry channa, you can safely gain weight. You'll just hire bodybuilders to carry you to your final rest. As for the worms, I'll discuss the details another time, because there's a bug going around here and I'm feeling a bit queasy now.


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wishtobehappy-
thanks. I was planning to remove my post b/c I felt so stupid about it. I think I still will. But I appreciate your kind words.
 
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You're welcome. There was a lot to learn from what was written in you post and it was for from stupid. It was actually very well articulated. I for one was really moved by it and I'm sure it gave hope to many others here as well. It was far from stupid and I wish you wouldn't have felt the need to delete it.
 
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quite an old post but just noticed it. Sorry for my question, you don't need to answer it if you don't want to, but you're writing here about unipolar hypomania and I saw a different post where you wrote about being depressed at some point. Isn't that bipolar?
sorry was just curious........
 
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Bipolar is defined by the high. Even if one only gets hypomanic, that would qualify as Bipolar.

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'I do not consider Unipolar Hypomania a mental illness but it is certainly not "normal."
what does this mean?
 
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Decreased need for sleep, high energy, high productivity with little if any sustained depression in between. It would fall on the Bipolar Spectrum even though it may be usually highly functional.

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wow. Thanks for sharing this gives me so much chizuk
I always wondered why your patients considered you so compassionate, most drs. I know are not. Now I got my answer
 
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Interesting thread. Thanks for sharing, Dr. Price and everyone else.


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