What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

Gender confusion. Gender confusion is when a person is not clear about his or her own gender -- gender identity d/o, a painful condition. These are people who feel strongly from childhood that they have been born into the wrong-gendered body. It is not a sign of borderline pd or bipolar disorder, although these other disorders can co-exist. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002495/.
No. Tomboy girls and sensitive boys may have gender confusion. Bipolar and borderline personality disorders are separate and distinct disorders. "gender confusion" is not a psychological disorder. Gender identity and gender confusion in children are discussed in detail by experts in the ages and stages section of the aap's healthychildren. Org website. Check it out and get back to me.
Did U meant gender. Identity d/o? No it is not bad/o and not borderline personality d/o. It is a serious condition that require attention.
Gender ID/Expression. We live in a world of male vs female that forces us 2identify as one gender or "the" other and not both. Sometimes this doesn't work: the way we view ourselves doesn't always align w/ the sex we were assigned at birth based on external genitalia, sex chromosomes, etc. We also live in world that strongly pressures us 2conform 2 "accepted" ways of expressing our gender (eg, no dresses 4boys in usa).

Related Questions

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.
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.

Is it unusual to have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder together?

BPD/BPD. Very common, especially in females with histories of traumas.
Borderline. Highly unusual, and it's a tough call to make diagnostically, and should be made by a seasoned psychiatrist.

Can one have bipolar 1 and borderline personality disorder too?

YES. These are considered to be co-morbid conditions and each require therapy. I suggest BOTH psychiatric and psychological consultations : continue your medicines and behavioral therapy.
Mental Health. Bipolar spectrum disorders and personality disorders (to include borderline personality) can certainly co-occur. They may also have over-lapping symptoms.

Please advise if it's common for bipolar disorder to be misdiagnosed as borderline personality disorder?

Sometimes. Yes, on the surface. Some of the characteristics are similar such as the mood instability, impulsivity, sleep disorder especially the hypomanic states. Unlike the bipolar disorder which have distinct periods of mania and depression lasting at least a week, borderline personality disorder shows a pervasive pattern of instability with extremes of idealization and devaluation.
Borderline. It can happen, unfortunately. Borderline personality disorder already IS a personality disorder, in fact, one of several. Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, 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.

I'm having trouble getting aroused. I have mental issues like borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. Is that a possible reason? Tips?

Certainly. It is possible that you are depressed as part of bipolar or borderline pd or loss of libido could be a side effect of psychiatric meds for those conditions. Talk to your prescribing doctor and take cars.

Could I have bipolar-like mood swings in borderline personality disorder. What are the mood swings like in bpd?

Often confused. They are very different conditions. Sometimes doctors (including psychiatrists) who don't really understand personality disorders mistake bpd for bipolar ii, because both involve labile mood (mood swings), and people with both conditions have depressive episodes. People with bpd do not have true manic or hypomanic episodes. Bpd is treated with psychotherapy, bipolar disorder with medication.

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.
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.