Prickly Pam is not a doctor, not a therapist, and not a counselor. She has a BA in Philosophy, that's it. No degree in psychology, social work, education, or anything else.
Always speak with your health care provider before trying any form of self help.
What Pam writes is only for informational purposes, in an attempt to help people understand mental illnesses. Her writing comes from her own personal experiences, and cannot ever replace the advice of a physician or other health care provider.
Do not try to apply to your own situation things that Pam or any commenters write. And don't try to apply them to anyone else's situation, either!