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How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Bipolar vs Borderlin

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder consisting of both depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic ones.
People with bipolar disorder often have normal personalities between episodes of illness. Borderline pd is a pervasive and continuous (not episodic) personality pattern with volatile relationships, extreme anger, fear of abandonment, self-injury, identity diffusion, impulsiveness, etc.

In brief: Bipolar vs Borderlin

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder consisting of both depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic ones.
People with bipolar disorder often have normal personalities between episodes of illness. Borderline pd is a pervasive and continuous (not episodic) personality pattern with volatile relationships, extreme anger, fear of abandonment, self-injury, identity diffusion, impulsiveness, etc.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

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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