Co-Morbidity: Borderline Personality Disorder and Depression

August 30, 2012 Becky Oberg

Co-morbidity is a fancy way of saying "two or more co-occuring diagnoses." Many people with borderline personality disorder also have depression. In this video, More Than Borderline's, Becky Oberg, talks about depression symptoms and causes of depression.

APA Reference
Oberg, B. (2012, August 30). Co-Morbidity: Borderline Personality Disorder and Depression, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 23 from

Author: Becky Oberg

January, 7 2013 at 1:48 am

What happens when a person supposedly has a dx of BPD along with depression but no one will take symptoms seriously or look into a possible physical cause of some of the therp. has totally given up on me, saying I could write the book on these, my psych dr. just keeps throwing more meds at me causing awful side effects.
I'm a 67 yr. old female with no family or friends to notice what is happening to me and the few people I do know are all busy with their own lives to bother with me.
Both my general medicine drs. dismiss what is happening to me as "panic" or "stress", though I've been in very dark space with horrific sensations of near hyperventilatin, rapid pulse/bp.
No one in the medical field believes this can possibly have been going on constantly as long as it has, almost 4 mos now with no relief.
Suicide is not an option because of my faith but I honestly wish it were, at least then this would finally end...

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Becky Oberg
January, 7 2013 at 1:07 pm

I'm sorry things are so rough. I wish I knew how to help. I, too, have medical problems that were initially thought to be psychiatric--the only thing I can say is keep trying until they take you seriously. Eventually you will find someone who does. You may ask your psychiatrist about finding a different therapist as well; BPD is a challenging diagnosis to treat and some therapists just give up, as you say. You deserve one who understands and will take you seriously.

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