You’ve been diagnosed with multiple mental health disorders and are being treated with medication but have you tried counseling? Comprehensive treatment, for most mental health disorders, typically involves both medication and counseling.
Medication alone is often not enough to work for your issues. For instance, you say that you can usually refrain when others are present. This indicates that, to a strong degree, you have control over your behavior. Normally, one can control their behavior but not their feelings. When one can’t control their behavior, we have a problem.
A therapist can teach you how to manage the problematic high-energy moments. For instance, he or she may suggest that you wear gloves to prevent yourself from biting when you become excited.
Ask your prescribing physician for a referral to a therapist. You may want to choose a behavioral therapist. Behavioral therapy is a highly-focused form of treatment that seeks to target and eliminate specific, troublesome behaviors. It might not take many sessions to remove the unwanted behaviors. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle