Citalopram: a love/hate relationship.

Citalopram is an SSRI, which is a type of antidepressant. In some countries Citalopram is instead known as Celexa. There are a lot of different antidepressants (or med-free options) so before we go on, just know that if Citalopram isn't doing it for you there are other choices. I started taking Citalopram some time in … Continue reading Citalopram: a love/hate relationship.

Coping with depression

Coping with depression / depressive episodes can be painfully difficult. I have not written a post in what may well be an entire month, as I have been swinging between depression and self-destructive behaviours. I am not the only one in my household with a diagnosis of depression - my partner does too. So, I … Continue reading Coping with depression

Exacerbations of Borderline Personality Disorder

Many things cause exacerbations of Borderline Personality Disorder. The biggest problem is, sometimes you don't realise it's happening. Until, for example, your other half turns to you and says 'You're getting so much worse'. Another one of my problems, is that when someone else says something about me I always jump on the defensive. So … Continue reading Exacerbations of Borderline Personality Disorder

What does ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ mean?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has meant a number of things since the '70s. BPD - A brief history It was first brought to light in 1938 by Adolph Stern. He called those with the disorder "the border line group" - on the border of neurosis and psychosis. In the 1940s it was described as a … Continue reading What does ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ mean?

BPD and arguments

Having BPD can make arguments so much worse. I write this sitting in the bath (empty bath, fully dressed) crying. As you do. At times like this I wish I was a person who could put points across sensibly and react rationally to emotional situations. Or just situations - to be honest, half the time … Continue reading BPD and arguments