Might somebody have both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Yes. Axis i disorders (bipolar) and axis ii (personality disorders) are often comorbid. Axis i disorders are major, severe and persisting disorders. Personality disorders are the underlying strengths and weaknesses of character that can often shape the axis i disorder.
Bipolar/Borderline. Bipolar is mood disorder. Borderline is a personality do. The two can coexist in the same individual.

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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...

What are the differences between bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Differences. Bipolar disorder is not a personality disorder. It is a mental illness characterized by cycles of mania and depression and is treated with medication. Borderline pd tend to have extreme reactions to things, fear of abandonment, distorted self-image, frequent suicidal thoughts or threats, they may cut on themself to relieve emotional pain. Dialectical behavioral therapy can be helpful. 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...

What is the difference between having bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Different Focus. 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...
Borderline and bpola. This question was answered by gunderson et al 2006. The key to borderline personality disorder is self mutilating behavior associated with childhood abuse (sexual and or physical) however. Patients with borderline personality disorder had a significantly higher co-occurrence of bipolar disorder (19.4%) than did patients with other personality disorders. The presence of both is a treatment challeng. Read more...
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...

Please, can you describe the primary differences between bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Bipolar. Bipolar is manic depression. Borderline is personality disorder. Both can have mood shifts, depression phases, rage episodes & self-harm, but borderline 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...

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...

I have post traumatic stress disorder, if I try acid will it set me into a flashback? I also have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder as well. Reasons why I should not try acid?

Acid . Acid aka lsd is a very dangerous drug and should be avoided at all costs, especially in someone with mental health issues. Acid will distort visual judgment, sensations, moods and feelings. You will become scared, very afraid. You could experience terror, despair, fear of losing control, feel insane or even feel like you are dying. Therefore if you suffer from ptsd the event that caused the ptsd may be the main focus of this fear and terror. This is a dangerous combination that could potentially lead to a fatality (i.e. Suicide). If the above are not good enough "reasons why [you] should not try acid" then i think you should consult your psychiatrist right away for guidance and help with this issue. Read more...
Not a good idea. Lsd on its own can have long term mental effects--you have several conditions you are trying to control. Read more...
Why ask for trouble? I am puzzled by your question --- why would you want to use a drug that might bring on flashbacks or other symptoms. Some people have good acid experiences but you would just be asking for trouble by taking a drug that commonly produces flashbacks and other symptoms. Read more...
This equivalent to. Asking the healthtap doctors if you should play russian roulette! Read more...
Perfect question. This is a perfect "borderline"-type question to ask, because it puts doctors in the position of telling you not to do something that you already know is not in your best interests. Then you can struggle with us about your freedom to do what you want. Working constructively on your own self-care is both a freedom and a responsibility. I suggest discussing this in detail with your therapist. 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...