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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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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 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

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If we have one or two clinical features of personality disorder, does that mean we are having that personality disorder?

If we have one or two clinical features of personality disorder, does that mean we are having that personality disorder?

Not: Usually not. If you look up the name of the particular disorder in the diagnostic and statistical manual of psychiatry - it will list criteria for each type of personality disorder and how many criteria must be met to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you determine what type of personality disorder you have?

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Personality: Perform thorough diagnostic workup as well as history. ...Read more

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Which type of personality disorder is it when someone feels the need to argue about meaningless issues?

Obsessive/Compulsive: A person with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (different from obsessive-compulsive disorder) is another personality disorder that might argue about issues others find meaningless. These folks often have a need for precision and exactitude in the minute details of a project, details that other fail to see as significant. This can lead to lots of arguments. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was just wondering if somebody has a personality disorder. Just two identidy's in one. How might that affect your relationship with your gf/bf w.E?

Seek help!: Usually, personality disorders are not associated with dual identities, however certain PDs can imply extreme changes in mood and behavior that people can interpret as "being 2 different persons". A true split personality is known a Dissociative identity Disorder in which 2 personalities or more coexist in 1 person at the same time. PDs /DID have interpersonal issues and need professional help ...Read more

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What type of personality disorder mimics others, has anger issues and doesn't admit when they are wrong?

Well....: Sorry, those behaviors can be seen in a number of personality disorders & are not specific for just one. ...Read more

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Two doctors diagonised me with schizophrenia and another suggest it may be dissociated personality disorder can you help me?

What's schizophrenia: Dissoiciative disorder is losing a sense of self. In its extreme (which is way overdiagnosed) is multiple personality. Schizophrenia is disorganized thinking and hallucinations, often noticed more by others that the person who has it. They are very different and require a psychiatrist to help you determine. Schizophrenia definitely needs medication. Dissociative disorders usually don't. ...Read more

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Two doctors diagonised me with schizophrenia and another suggest it may be dissociated personality disorder can you help me?

Two doctors diagonised me with schizophrenia and another suggest it may be dissociated personality disorder can you help me?

Schizophrenia vs DID: Did is a disorder of amnesia. There are also other personalities that talk to you and that you can converse with. You cannot converse with schiz. Voices. Did voices are more internal and schiz. More external. Did voices start usually by age 5, schiz. Voices at a later age. History of abuse by age 5 in most did, can be present in schiz, but not necessary. Did is a complex form of ptsd. May co-occur. ...Read more

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Can a person go back and forth from being schizoid to borderline personality disorder? Are these two related and is it possible to be displaying both?

Unlikely: One is flamboyant and filled with interpersonal drama. The other is silent and withdrawn. If you are seeing both, personally I would consider a dissociative disorder as a highly likely explanation. ...Read more

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Type of medications can treat borderline personality disorder?

Type of medications can treat borderline personality disorder?

Medications vary: While different types of medication can be used to treat various aspects of borderline personality disorder, individual psychotherapy is the cornerstone treatment for this condition. Augmentation of individual therapy, such as dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt), and group therapy may occur with medication classes including antidepressants and mood stabilizers including anticonvulsants and atypical antipsychotics. ...Read more

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What type of medication is good for treating borderline personality disorder?

What type of medication is good for treating borderline personality disorder?

The best treatment: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has the strongest track record in BPD and probably gets closest to helping with core symptoms of emotional over-reactivity.
Antidepressants are often used. They are not infrequently associated with adverse reactions, however.
Anticonvulsants. Omega-3 fatty acids and atypical antipsychotics may help, as described here:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/24174895 ...Read more

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Is there different types of borderline personality disorder? If so, what and what are the traits (as in their personality)?

Borderline PD: A pt may be diagnosed with borderline PD, may be or described as having borderline "traits". Persons who suffer from borderline PD, will, of course, all be different from one another and experience their illness in their own, personal way. Some traits include: trouble regulating emotions, impulsivity, frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, recurrent self harm. Talk with ur doc abt treatment :) ...Read more

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I saw a therapist a week or two ago, diagnosed me with depression, she mentioned personality disorder and wrote PDD down. What does this mean?

Ask: Therapy is the perfect opportunity to ask what was meant. An open dialogue works best. It could mean a lot of different things. Ask. Be proactive. It will help your therapy. ...Read more

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I was just recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. I also have bipolar ptsd OCD and add. What am I to do I have two docs but im scared?

I was just recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. I also have bipolar ptsd OCD and add. What am I to do I have two docs but im scared?

Fear not! - try CBT: From your query, it is clear that you are often very distressed and both you and those close to you suffer. It's not the # of docs, but your work-relshp w/ them that will help. Personality Dxs are NOT an additional 'illness' - merely a description. In fact, this must be said of other psych Dxs to a degree. Rather than labels, work to manage behavior/feelings/thoughts thru CBT skills. Best! ...Read more

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What is a personality disorder.?

What is a personality disorder.?

Longstanding traits: Personality disorders are characterized by longstanding behaviors that lead to impairments because of a person's interactional style and temperament. There are several "clusters": a) isolative, distrustful interactions with others; b) intense and/or destructive relationships, and c) unusual styles of interactions. The key is that these are chronic styles, not episodes such as depression. ...Read more

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What causes personality disorder?

What causes personality disorder?

Multifactorial: Frontal, temporal, and parietal lobe abnormalities may be seen possibly due to perinatal injury, encephalitis, trauma, or genetics. May also see diminished monoamine oxidase (MAO) and serotonin levels. The role these play is unknown. Developmental abnormalities secondary to abuse, neglect or incest may be present. ...Read more

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What is personality disorder like?

There are many.: There are many types of personality disorders. The important thing to remember is that traits are only considered to be a disorder if they are inflexible.
Inflexible traits that are maladaptive to the environment and cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress are the hallmark of a personality disorder. ...Read more

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How can I treat personality disorder?

How can I treat personality disorder?

Therapy: Seek out individual and/or group therapy with a licensed therapist who has experience and training in this area. Work hard and good luck! ...Read more

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