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Whats the diffrence between bipolar and borderline personality disorder?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. QH TRAN
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very different
Two separate and independent conditions.
Bipolar is a mood disorder and fluctuates with time and treatment. Borderline pd is a more permanent and constant condition.

In brief: Very different
Two separate and independent conditions.
Bipolar is a mood disorder and fluctuates with time and treatment. Borderline pd is a more permanent and constant condition.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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