How We Talk About BPD and Antidepressants

August 2, 2022 Desiree Brown

Before I knew anything about borderline personality disorder (BPD) or antidepressants, I knew that pharmaceutical drugs were bad. Or, at least that's what I was told growing up. I learned from a young age not to trust therapists or doctors. Doctors wanted to poison your body, and therapists wanted to poison your mind. Why would I think that? Well, because then it would be easier for them to control you.

The "them" I'm referring to here are not the therapists or the doctors. No, those people are the innocently ignorant pawns used by the "thems" and "they." Who then are they? Well, that was never really made clear. Nevertheless, "they" wanted me addicted to Big Pharma, and requesting antidepressants made it easy for them.

The issue I take with this line of reasoning is that it paints something that potentially improves someone's quality of life (i.e., antidepressants) and turns it into something scary. In this video, I talk about my preconceived ideas about antidepressants and how I feel about them now that I take them myself.

My Experience with BPD and Antidepressants

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Brown, D. (2022, August 2). How We Talk About BPD and Antidepressants, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 16 from

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