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Whats the diffrence between bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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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.
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Dr. QH TRAN
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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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
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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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