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frozenFire6767 frozenFire6767 26-30, F 3 Answers Dec 19, 2013 in Health

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Ever try gambling drugs?

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Yes, I have BPD and have a gambling problem. I think a lot of it has to do with the "manic" part and when you're manic you have a lot of energy and this plays into your enthusiasm that you're going to win. The ability to stay at the casino for hours on end plays into the mania side of BPD. I also think that it plays into the depressive episodes as well because all you do is sit or stand there and watch a screen or a table and you're not thinking about what you're depressed about or whatever. It's an escape. At least that's how I feel and when I went to a therapist...that is what he would ask when to determine if I had manic episodes.

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