For the longest time I wondered which i would want to get rid of more, mania or depression. I seemed to have a handle on the mania at the time, and depression sucks. I’m sure most would agree, but I can’t stand depression. For me there is no escape from it evil clutches. With mania, I can do breathing or other relaxation techniques. I can go off somewhere to read and be alone. Anything. When I’m depressed, it seems that nothing will pull me out of the funk. Enter anti-depressants. This had been my solo medication for about a year and then, I began to have periods of mania again. I kept reading articles warning that anti-depressants were a bad idea for people with BPD because it can elevate the mood. But, like I said, I will take mania over depression any day of the week. Anyone else having success with anti-depressants? Anyone have any issues. What has worked for you?