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How come some people confuse borderline personality disorder with antisocial personality disorder?

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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Different things: They are different things, but it is possible to have both. Both personality disorders may be characterized by recklessness, impulsivity, and manipulativeness. The causes are different, but some behaviors may superficially look the same. Borderline personality can be treated. True psychopathic or sociopathic personality is unlikely to respond to treatment.
Answered on Oct 20, 2015
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