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.

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Can you have borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder & major depression at the same time?

Yes, often does. Mood disorder has to do with symptoms you experience while personality disorder has to do with a pattern of difficulty with relationships. A chronic mood disorder that begins early in life can lead to a personality disorder. Meds might help the mood but psychotherapy is needed to address the interpersonal problems. Read more...
Bipolar & Borderline. The same person can have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (BD)and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). A person with BD can have major depressive episodes. However, the diagnosis will still be BD, not Major Depression. The diagnosis of BPD + BD has to be made very carefully, because symptoms of the 2 can overlap, and is best made by a seasoned psychiatrist taking her time to reach the diagnosis. Read more...

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. 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...
Bipolar Disorder . Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Affective Disorder can require
Medication
and
Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment. Read more...

How common is it for someone to have borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and bipolar disorder all together?

Not very common. There can be instances of borderline personality disorder with bipolar disorder but the delineation of the episodes of bbipolar disorder can be masked by borderline personality disorder. Read more...
Co-occurence common. The "comorbidity" (co-occurrence) of personality disorders is high, so if someone meets the diagnostic criteria for *any* personality disorder (pd), they are likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for as many as four to six pds. This reflects (in part) a limitation of dsm-iv/5 (the psychiatric diagnostic manual). Bipolar mood disorder is a different animal, but can co-exist with a pd. Read more...

How are bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder different?

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. 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...

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...

Is bipolar disorder a more extreme form of borderline personality disorder?

No - Different. Bipolar disoder and bpd share some common characteristics, primarily problems with unpredictable mood swings. However, bpd is primarily a problem in terms of how a person views relationships and his/her own place in the world. Bipolar disorder is primarily a problem with the mood. This can cause relationship problems, but the focus in on the mood related problems. Read more...
Bipolar/Borderline. Bipolar do is a mood disorder classified as primary diagnosis on axis 1 of our mental disorders manual. Borderline personality is a personality disorder & a separate issue, being placed on axis 2 diagnoses in our manual. The two, however, can coexist in the same individual. Read more...
BPD. Bipolar is a mood disorder, while bpd is a personality disorder, although the 2 can be diagnosed in the same person, bipolar as a primary diagnosis on axis 1 , & bpd on axis 2 . Read more...
Bipolar. No. Bipolar disorder boils down to severe mood swings. BPD is all about volcanic emotions, a disturbed sense of self, self-mutilation, impulsivity, thinking of people/things as all good or all bad, and manipulativeness. There are some cursory similarities between the two disorders, but that's all. Read more...

Is it possible to recognize bipolar versus borderline personality disorder?

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...