Can you please tell me about some great therapy techniques for bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

Dialectic beh ther. Hello, a good type of therapy for borderline personality disorder is called "dialectical behavior therapy." it teaches the patient to use mindfulness, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness to deal with the negative effects of having the disorder. Medication can help with bipolar disorder. Consult with a psychiatrist.

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Which is the difference of treatment between a borderline personality disorder and a bipolar disorder?

DBT vs meds and CBT. At least in United States the primary treatment for borderline personality disorder is dialectical behavior therapy. The primary treatments for bipolar disorder on the other hand include a combination of medication as you are already aware and cognitive behavioral therapy. Your antidepressant is the most likely of all antidepressants to cause rapid cycling or mania. This will hopefully be offset for you by depakote, but if it is not then i would recommend that you discuss with your psychiatrist a different treatment option. Read more...
Bipolar vs BPD. The mainstay of treatment in bipolar disorder is mood stabilizing medications, plus supportive and/or cognitive behavioral therapy. People generally function well between episodes. Borderline pd, is ongoing. Primary treatment for borderline pd is long-term insight-oriented psychotherapy, along with dialectical behavioral therapy for skills training. Meds are sometimes (not always) used. Read more...

In psychiatry, beside the psychotherapy, how different is the treatment for borderline personality disorder and bipolar affective disorder?

See below. There are no good pharmacological treatments for borderline personality d/o. Mostly modified forms of cognitive-behavioral therapy, such as dialectical behavioral therapy which focuses on mindfulness ; affect regulation ; identification of triggers. Bipolar d/o is treated mostly w/ meds used as mood stabilizers such as lithium, lamictal, valproic acid, tegretol ; trileptal. Read more...
Medications. Medications usually have a greater role in bipolar disorder, although some of the same medications (including antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers) can be helpful to stabilize symptoms of borderline personality disorder, although frequently at lower doses. Read more...

What can you do to tell the difference between bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

Bipolar/Borderline. Bipolar is mood disorder. Borderline is a personality do. The two can coexist in the same individual. Read more...
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. Read more...

When should I tell someone I'm dating that I have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

If It's Important. If you are involved in a casual relationship then there may be no need to discuss this issue. However, if you see this relationship becoming more serious, and if you want this person to have a meaningful role in your life, then you need to tell him/her. Read more...

Whats the diffrence between bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

Very different . Two separate and independent conditions. Bipolar is a mood disorder and fluctuates with time and treatment. Borderline pd is a more permanent and constant condition. Read more...
Bipolar. Bipolar is manic depression. Borderline is personality disorder. Both can have mood shifts, depression phases, rage episodes & self-harm, but borderlline features are more pervasive, persistent, rapid cycling and resistant. Read more...
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. Read more...

Do I have some kind of bipolar disorder or something similar? My dad has anger problems. My mom is dyslexic. My sister has bipolar and borderline personality disorder. My family is basically messed up. My sister and I are very similar. We have both been t

Hello, . Hello, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder can have a number of common features. It is often difficult for psychiatrists to differentiate between the two. I recommend that you dont' try to self- label. If you are cutting yourself, you feel depressed, have marked mood swings and feel like you have more than one identity, it is really important that you are getting professional help. Your psychaitrist or psychologist can provide you with information about your diagnosis after a comprehensive assessment is completed. Take care. Read more...
Can't say for sure. What i can say is that there would appear to be a strong family history of mental illness. Getting evaluated by a professional is the only sure way to know and then get help. Read more...

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. Read more...
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. Read more...