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do i have some kind of bipolar disorder or something similar? my dad has anger problems. my mom is dyslexic. my sister has bipolar and borderline personality disorder. my family is basically messed up. my sister and i are very similar. we have both been t
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello, : Hello, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder can have a number of common features. It is often difficult for psychiatrists to differentiate between the two. I recommend that you dont' try to self- label. If you are cutting yourself, you feel depressed, have marked mood swings and feel like you have more than one identity, it is really important that you are getting professional help. Your psychaitrist or psychologist can provide you with information about your diagnosis after a comprehensive assessment is completed. Take care.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Anthony Vertino answered
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Can't say for sure: What i can say is that there would appear to be a strong family history of mental illness. Getting evaluated by a professional is the only sure way to know and then get help.
Answered on May 14, 2016
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