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zucchini64

659d

how can you tell if it's borderline personality disorder, or Bipolar depression?

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    • HailStormm

      657d

      @zucchini64 for me I haven't been able to cope.. it's different for other people

    • Magicsunflower

      658d

      Its also possible to be in the rare 20% like me who have both

      • zucchini64

        658d

        @Magicsunflower i'm definitely going to be talking to my psych about it. i just was uncertain of the differences and if it was possible to have both.

        • Magicsunflower

          658d

          @zucchini64 it is absolutely possible to have both. Goodlunk on your journey my friend

    • T02

      658d

      Ive talked to a psychologist about this and here are the main differences: - bipolar mood swings will last a long time. They can go weeks to months to years, while borderline is more of a day to day thing. With borderline, you may feel on top of the world while you wake up, then go to bed later feeling lower than the mariana trench - borderlines mood swings are usually caused or influenced by social events, like other peoples reactions etc. Bipolar mood swings are not, they happen almost randomly and wont be changed easily.

      • zucchini64

        658d

        @T02 ah, that makes sense. thank you

    • Willow.Sage

      659d

      It is definitely a possibility it is hard to diagnose since they are so similar so you have to fall into the specifics of both categories so it takes alot of self awareness and discussion with your psych to figure it out but I do know that you can have both since I am professionally diagnosed with both bpd and Bipolar.

      • zucchini64

        658d

        @Willow.Sage how do you cope with it?

        • HailStormm

          657d

          @zucchini64 for me I haven't been able to cope.. it's different for other people

    • NotMatt

      659d

      People with bdp have more fluctuations to their mood everyday. Bi polar is usually feeling like you're at the top of the world one day and at the bottom the next day. Thats how my phycyatrist explained it to me. She said bi polar people dont have as many fluctuations in their mood.

      • zucchini64

        659d

        @NotMatt ah, that makes sense. is it possible to have both..? i experience symptoms of both, and don't know which is worse. i plan on talking to my psych about it

        • NotMatt

          659d

          @zucchini64 hmm thats a good question and not one that I could answer for certain. I would think it would be very difficult to have both but I'm no phycyatrist by any means. Asking your psych to clear it up a bit more sounds great

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