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Are borderline personality and bipolar disorder the same thing?

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These two disorders are often confused. They both have symptoms of impulsiveness and mood swings. But they are different disorders and have different treatments.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Bipolar Disorder,"  "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Paris, J. , January 2007. Psychiatry

PsychCentral: "Study Probes Distinctions Between Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder."

Zimmerman, M. , 2013. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Bipolar Disorder,"  "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Paris, J. , January 2007. Psychiatry

PsychCentral: "Study Probes Distinctions Between Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder."

Zimmerman, M. , 2013. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 01, 2018

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