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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


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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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Might somebody have both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Yes: Axis i disorders (bipolar) and axis ii (personality disorders) are often comorbid. Axis i disorders are major, severe and persisting disorders. Personality disorders are the underlying strengths and weaknesses of character that can often shape the axis i disorder. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bipolar type 2 vs borderline personality disorder?

What is the difference between bipolar type 2 vs borderline personality disorder?

Mood swing duration: The two conditions have a lot of overlap although the more important distinctions are that bipolar disorder type two would imply that the patient will have changes in mood that would last weeks including either hypomania or depressed mood as opposed to changes in mood in the same day. Additionally, patients with borderline personality disorder are excessively reactive to closeness or abandonment. ...Read more

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

What's the difference between bipolar disorder 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 borderline features are more pervasive, persistent, rapid cycling and resistant. ...Read more

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What are the differences between bipolar disorder & borderline personality disorder?

What are the differences between bipolar disorder & borderline personality disorder?

Mood vs relationship: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder, characterized by the patient vacillating between mania and depression. Borderline personality disorder is, as implied a personality disorder and NOT a mood disorder. Borderline PD is characterized by profound fear of abandonment, disturbed sense of self, impulsivity, extreme emotional reactivity, self mutilating behaviors, and idealization/devaluation. ...Read more

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What are the differences between bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Differences: Bipolar disorder is not a personality disorder. It is a mental illness characterized by cycles of mania and depression and is treated with medication. Borderline pd tend to have extreme reactions to things, fear of abandonment, distorted self-image, frequent suicidal thoughts or threats, they may cut on themself to relieve emotional pain. Dialectical behavioral therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the symptoms of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

What is the difference between the symptoms of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

Bipolar/Borderline: Bipolar is mood disorder. Borderline is a personality do. The two can coexist in the same individual. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

What is the difference between having bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Different Focus: Bipolar disoder and bpd share some common characteristics, primarily problems with unpredictable mood swings. However, bpd is primarily a problem in terms of how a person views relationships and his/her own place in the world. Bipolar disorder is primarily a problem with the mood. This can cause relationship problems, but the focus in on the mood related problems. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell the difference between bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

What can you do to tell the difference between bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

Bipolar/Borderline: Bipolar is mood disorder. Borderline is a personality do. The two can coexist in the same individual. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between borderline personality disorder & bipolar type 2?

I want to know what is the difference between borderline personality disorder & bipolar type 2?

Bipolar/Borderline: Bipolar is mood disorder. Borderline is a personality do. The two can coexist in the same individual. ...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


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, ...Read more