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What exactly is the difference between regular depression/anxiety and borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Adam Front
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In brief: Complex question but

I'll try - there are many types of dep & anx.
Briefly, dep is like walking thru life w lead boots on & everything sucks; anx is either worry or panic usually & can be exhausting so people describe as feeling "depressed." borderline pd is a long term way of functioning that mostly is about trouble w interpersonal relationships. Google it for diagnostic criteria, but see a therapist to evaluate.

In brief: Complex question but

I'll try - there are many types of dep & anx.
Briefly, dep is like walking thru life w lead boots on & everything sucks; anx is either worry or panic usually & can be exhausting so people describe as feeling "depressed." borderline pd is a long term way of functioning that mostly is about trouble w interpersonal relationships. Google it for diagnostic criteria, but see a therapist to evaluate.
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