Study Reveals Distinctive Differences Between Bipolar II and Borderline Personality Disorder

When two illnesses share several common symptoms it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the other. With this in mind, researchers in Australia looked at a small sample of patients, some with bipolar II and some with borderline personality disorder (BPD), to see what distinctions could be made between the two conditions, which […] read more

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Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder: Similar to a Point

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) shares some similarities with bipolar disorder. The two conditions are frequently confused, especially since they are identified by symptoms rather than by measures such as an MRI scan or a blood test. Differentiating between the two is tricky but critical because what may work for one may not work for the […] read more

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Has Evolved

There was a time when being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) was more than a bit discouraging. Effective treatments for the condition were almost non-existent, and there was little hope in terms of measurable recovery. The wonderful news today is that there are now a handful of effective therapies used to treat BPD and, […] read more

Key Differences Between Bipolar II and Borderline Personality Disorder

Bipolar II disorder and borderline personality disorder share several common symptoms, enough that differentiating between the two conditions is tricky. Both are mood disorders, meaning that the emotions are severe enough to create disruptions in daily living. Yet there are key differences between the two. read more

DSM 5 Hints at New Criteria for Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are a group of 10 officially recognized mental health conditions listed by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the preeminent text for diagnosing mental illness in the U.S. All of these conditions feature some sort of ongoing pattern of thought and behavior that varies substantially […] read more

Winning in the Workplace With Borderline Personality Disorder

Stella had loved animals since before she could walk. Her mother liked to tell the story of how, as a baby, she’d follow the family dog around the house, crawling as quickly as her little knees would carry her. Once, at age 4, she’d rescued a wounded bird and then refused to sleep until she […] read more