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Borderline - not just depression!
am 16. Juni 2006
Why doesn't anybody realize that what Elizabeth Wurtzel describes in her book, very accurately and honest to the bone, is not depression but the manifestation of a typical borderline personality disorder? I read this book - with its misleading title (it has nothing whatsoever to do with Prozac - and, as we learn from the intro, Prozac has done nothing whatsoever for Elizabeth Wurtzel) - when I was about 19, and I found myself in it, although I wouldn't have liked to admit that. About three years later I was diagnosed as a borderline. Reading on and on on the subject I think there is hardly any other book picturing the desperate and chaotic life of a borderline better. In fact, it is painful to read this book, painful as the onlooker, painful when identifying with the protagonist. And why did Elizabeth Wurtzel never correct her error of accepting a diagnosis like atypical depression?
If you want to read about depression, go read another book. If you want to get a glimpse of what it is like to live as an undiagnosed and un-helped borderline, then read this one!