BPD and depression
Doctor Answers (3) on BPD and depression
You are very correct when you say "awareness and understanding of mental illness in our country is dismal." However all efforts must be made to destigmatize mental illness or persons suffering from mentally illness, and an inclusionary approach of bringing them into mainstream of society.
Coming back to your query about your health issues, I would like to say that Borderline Personality Disorder is a complex and difficult disorder to treat and a higher degree of expertise and experience is required by a clinician to help persons suffering from BPD, and comirbid mental health issues. Depressive disorder, anxiety symptoms can commonly co-occur with BPD, and would require specific treatment.
Best course of action in treatment of BPD is combination of psychological intervention with medication as per profile of BPD. No two cases of BPD are same and there are subtle differences in presentation and management approaches which will be suitable for each client. Yes, the cost of treatment is significant but if that is a major concern you may choose a government set up for treatment.
Hope I have answered most of your queries.
Best wishes for your health and future.