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What is borderline personality disorder?

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It involves a longstanding pattern of swings -- in moods, relationships, self-image, and behavior (in contrast to distinct episodes of mania or depression in people with bipolar disorder). People with borderline personality disorder can experience overly strong emotional responses to upsetting life events and often try to hurt themselves. They often have chaotic relationships with people.

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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