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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, from mania to depression. Symptoms of mania include markedly elevated mood and energy, reduced sleep and a reduced need for sleep, racing thoughts, and grandiose ideas. When mood changes are severe, psychotic ideation may be present. Symptoms of depression can include low energy, feeling sad, feelings of guilt and hopelessness that are out of proportion to the patient's actual situation, low motivation, inability to experience pleasure, and suicidal ideation. Sleep may be increased, and concentration may be impaired. Some manic patients may be extremely irritable rather than euphoric. Less severe but clearly abnormal mood ...Read more


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I've been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, could i possibly somehow develop personality disorder? What are signs to look out for?

I've been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, could i possibly somehow develop personality disorder? What are signs to look out for?

Relationship problem: Hi, people with personality disorders often have a long lasting pattern of relationship problems including alternating been being extremely clingy with someone on the one hand and consistently rejecting the same person on the other. A now dated book was entitled, "i hate you, don't leave me" to describe borderline personality disorder. Consider having an evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatris. ...Read more

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I have bipolar and a complex psycological personality disorder what is the latter no one has ever explained the personality thing to me at all?

I have bipolar and a complex psycological personality disorder what is the latter no one has ever explained the personality thing to me at all?

Complex Personality?: To get an explanation specific to you, you need to ask the doctor who diagnosed you. But in general, a personality disorder is a rigid & inflexible pattern of perceiving, thinking, and behaving no matter what the external situation. There are several types, with different characteristics. Sometimes these overlap, or a person has characteristics of multiple ones at the same time ("complex"). ...Read more

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Borderline personality disorder and bipolar; are they the same thing?

Borderline personality disorder and bipolar; are they the same thing?

They may look alike: Bpd is a b cluster personality disorder (dramatic, emotional or erratic) & includes marked impulsivity & instability of - mood, interpersonal relationships, & self image. It can be very dangerous as fluctuations of feelings are extreme & intense. Bipolar is a mood disorder & doesn't require the instability - but it's likely to be there. Both are painful & hard to treat successfully - but worth it. ...Read more

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How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

Bipolar vs Borderlin: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder consisting of both depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic ones. People with bipolar disorder often have normal personalities between episodes of illness. Borderline pd is a pervasive and continuous (not episodic) personality pattern with volatile relationships, extreme anger, fear of abandonment, self-injury, identity diffusion, impulsiveness, etc. ...Read more

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Whats the diffrence between bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

Whats the diffrence between bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

Bipolar: Bipolar is manic depression. Borderline is personality disorder. Both can have mood shifts, depression phases, rage episodes & self-harm, but borderlline features are more pervasive, persistent, rapid cycling and resistant. ...Read more

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What's the difference between bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

Very different: Borderline pd is a personality disorder -- meaning there are fixed behavior patterns that don't change with circumstances, causing significant problems in relationships, work, and school, etc. Bipolar d/o is a mood disorder, and the person could behave normally when not in an episode. Borderline pd may have rapid mood shifts and extreme rage, usually in relation to abandonment issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible to recognize bipolar versus borderline personality disorder?

Is it possible to recognize bipolar versus borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings from deep depression to the stratosphere of mania. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more


Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more