A new video is revealing the life of a woman who was treated for BPD for more than 15 years, with a team of doctors who made her life “the most amazing thing” ever.
It all began in 2009 when 33-year-old Jessica O’Brien was diagnosed with BPD and her life was in crisis.
“My brain was screaming,” she told ABC News.
“It was just overwhelming.”
A friend who was also diagnosed with the condition asked O’Briens mother, Susan, if she would take Jessica to see Dr. Liza Goss, a specialist in BPD.
“She’s a wonderful doctor, and she said, ‘You’re going to have to see a psychologist,'” Susan O’Connor said.
Dr. Goss recommended that the O’Cords family spend the night at her home, and they did.
“I said, `I don’t know, I’ll just call Dr. Gross and she’ll get me a room at a local motel.'”
Dr. Litza Goss and Jessica OBrien, who suffered from BPD, were married for more that 15 years.
(ABC News)Dr. Mollie Goss was working at the local hospital at the time, and the O’s had their first child.
“We had a lot of stress in the house,” Susan OConnor said, but they “did not get any of it.”
“It was very hard,” she said.
“And then she started to get more anxious and she was in a lot more of a state.”
Dr. Kelli O’Neil, an OB-GYN, told the O’donors that she was concerned that their daughter was going to “throw up.”
“I thought, ‘This is going to be really bad,'” Susan told ABC.
“The doctor said, “Oh, it’s not so bad, she just needs to be calm down.'””
The anxiety came and went,” Dr. Kollie said.
But, in the next month, “we were feeling pretty great.””
I was just in the middle of having my first child, and it was just so wonderful to be able to have a baby and to have that baby at my bedside,” Dr Litzah Goss said.
“Because of the nature of what we were doing, I didn’t think there was any infection at all.””
When I saw her in the emergency room, I thought she had some kind of an infection,” Dr Goss recalled.
“Because of the nature of what we were doing, I didn’t think there was any infection at all.”
Dr Goss told the ABC that Jessica O’s symptoms included: severe fatigue, irritability, panic attacks, anxiety and nightmares.
“That’s all symptoms of BPD,” she recalled.
She took Jessica to Dr. J, a psychiatrist and mental health expert who treated her for more the next 15 years with the help of her parents, who are still in her life.
Dr J explained to the O’llans that Jessica was suffering from BPS and BPD symptoms.
“BPD is a really challenging disorder that can be very, very difficult for people to deal with,” he said.
“It’s just the sheer volume of people with BPS,” Dr Kelli said.
She also noted that the majority of people who get treated for this are female.
“We are always in the background of women who are having their own problems, but we are not as prominent in terms of the numbers of women being treated for the same thing,” Dr J said.
“The reason we are so invisible is because we are just so rare.”
The O’dons’ daughter Jessica has BPD since the age of 6.
(Courtesy of Jessica O’doon)After Dr. O’denos diagnosis, Dr. F.R.J. Johnson, the first American to treat BPD himself, came forward and helped bring about the diagnosis.
The results were positive, and Dr Johnson believed he could help the O’veons.
He agreed to perform a series of surgeries on the family’s home and take Jessica off her medication.
But Dr. Johnson was not able to save Jessica.
“You know, when I started this work I thought that if I could just save Jessica’s life, then I could save her from BPH,” Dr Johnson said.
Jessica O’Donoghue has BPS since she was 12.
(CBC)”I felt really lucky that I could do that.
I just knew it was possible.
And it was.”
Jessica’s father, Dr John, said he felt a responsibility to help his daughter, but he also understood the medical risks involved.
“What I do is I give her medication and I go in and I give it to her.
And she has to follow that,” Dr John said.
When Dr. Bress told Jessica