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BooBear1017

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How do you differentiate between BPD and Bipolar Disorder? I have been diagnosed with Bipolar 2 but I've also done research on BPD and it sounds very similar to what I experience as well, but a lot of it sounds very closely related to bipolar disorder. So, would I be able to tell if I had both? Is it also possible I could have been misdiagnosed or that I could have symptoms of both? Thank you in advance!

    • 1bananahere

      295d

      A mental health professional would know best, but from what I've heard, with Bipolar you get times with euphoria and you feel extremely happy but it's not good since it gets you to do things you regret doing. I personally don't have bipolar but a mental health professional described it like that for me.

    • Animalnerd

      296d

      From what my psychiatrist has told me, it is possible to have both. I do know that splitting on people is a huge part of borderline… but not so much the bipolar. And from what I’ve read, the borderline mood swings come much faster and more intense than with bipolar. That’s what I’ve read… I don’t personally have it; I do have unspecified bipolar. I would definitely recommend talking to a mental health professional if you can! 🙃

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Bipolar and borderline personality disorder (BPD) do share many symptoms which can make it difficult to get a straightforward diagnosis. Major signs of BPD often include issues with relationships and fears of abandonment, while bipolar disorder is characterized by acute manic episodes and severe depression. BPD moods can shift very quickly and dramatically, and there is often a fear of abandonment and turbulent relationships. Bipolar disorder, on the other hand, is episodic and is a mood disorder where you experience highs and lows for longer periods of time. It's possible to have both disorders, but it would require a thorough evaluation by a mental health professional.

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