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Is ptsd just a less severe form for borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

U ask an interesting question because pts with bpd often have a history of childhood trauma.

In brief: No

U ask an interesting question because pts with bpd often have a history of childhood trauma.
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Oh my, no!!

Although both are associated with trauma at some point in life, they are entirely different conditions.
Borderline personality disorder is about a person's life long character and behaviors. Post traumatic stress disorder is a series of disabling symptoms that can develop after being exposed to a life-threatening or horrific trauma (or traumas). They may co-exist.

In brief: Oh my, no!!

Although both are associated with trauma at some point in life, they are entirely different conditions.
Borderline personality disorder is about a person's life long character and behaviors. Post traumatic stress disorder is a series of disabling symptoms that can develop after being exposed to a life-threatening or horrific trauma (or traumas). They may co-exist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

These are completely different disorders.
Ptsd is an axis i disorder with discrete criteria for having witnessing or experiencing an actual or perceived traumatic event with symptoms presenting greater than 30 days from said event. Borderline personality disorder is a condition which evolves over time and not from one specific discrete event.

In brief: No

These are completely different disorders.
Ptsd is an axis i disorder with discrete criteria for having witnessing or experiencing an actual or perceived traumatic event with symptoms presenting greater than 30 days from said event. Borderline personality disorder is a condition which evolves over time and not from one specific discrete event.
Dr. Robert Gerstman
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: BPD

No, but the 2 can coexist.

In brief: BPD

No, but the 2 can coexist.
Dr. Alan Ali
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