my questions in this post are three-fold.
1. depression vs. BPD: how much of a difference is there?
2. has anyone had experiences with Prozac? i understand that withdrawal can be extremely dangerous, and i AM concerned about that. i'm also wondering how effectively it treats the condition. (i know it's an SSRI and all of that jazz, i mean does it make you better as opposed to "better.") she has recently begun cutting again and i am afraid of medication making her even MORE prone to self-harm.
3. how can i help, for lack of a better word. i want to make it clear that i care about her and don't want her to hurt herself, but i don't know how to. when i ask how she's doing and such, my responses sound very robotic and just "out of politeness." (or at least they do to me, but there's no other way i know how to respond.) i ask WHY she feels down or WHAT is making her upset and she just says "i don't know" and then kind of ignores me. is that kind of questioning counterproductive?