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Is it possible to have BP if not really impulsive, not self-harming, not suicidal, but have other signs? Sees others as abusers, fluctuates.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Possibly

I have seen some people with borderline Personality disorder who seem to be less emotionally reactive and self-destructive.
I find those people much more difficult to diagnose. If you are asking about Bipolar Disorder - there can also be milder cases- which again are often more challenging to diagnose.

In brief: Possibly

I have seen some people with borderline Personality disorder who seem to be less emotionally reactive and self-destructive.
I find those people much more difficult to diagnose. If you are asking about Bipolar Disorder - there can also be milder cases- which again are often more challenging to diagnose.
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Paul Maler
General Practice

In brief: Yes

Bipolar disorder is a spectrum, from people who have very mild cycles of depressed mood and also periods of increased energy, enthusiasm and activity, to much more extreme cycles of mania and severe depression.

In brief: Yes

Bipolar disorder is a spectrum, from people who have very mild cycles of depressed mood and also periods of increased energy, enthusiasm and activity, to much more extreme cycles of mania and severe depression.
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