Proposed revisions to the upcoming DSM-5 would change the criteria for mixed episodes of Bipolar Disorder to better reflect clinical practice.
People with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder both suffer from mood swings. This characteristic can make it hard for even doctors to differentiate between the two. However, after a thorough psychiatric investigation and perhaps a trial of medication, BPD can be distinguished from Bipolar Disorder.
With integrated dual diagnosis treatment, the psychiatric disorder and the drug or alcohol addiction are treated at the same time in a series of phases that are meant to help the patient find new ways of coping with their psychiatric disorder that don’t involve abusing substances.
It’s not uncommon for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to develop a drug addiction. People with BPD often develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol as a way to help them feel in control of their BPD symptoms, such as impulsivity and poor emotional regulation
Depression is common among people with Borderline Personality Disorder. Rates of depression in people with BPD can be as high as 60 percent, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
If you’ve been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), you may be worried about the implications that it can have on your long-term health. You might be especially concerned about your weight. According to a study by Harvard Medical School, people living with Borderline Personality Disorder for 10 years or more had a 23 percent chance of being overweight and about 30 percent were considered obese.
From “The Catcher in the Rye” to “Catch Me If You Can,” there are several references in media and art that showcase compulsive lying as a form of entertainment. But if you know a compulsive liar, chances are there is nothing funny or entertaining about the condition, which can be common in people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Being in a relationship with someone with Dependent Personality Disorder can be difficult, so it is important to understand your significant other’s needs and balance them with your own.
Mood swings are a big part of Bipolar Disorder, a psychiatric disorder that commonly co-occurs with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The mood swings inherent in Bipolar Disorder can range from mild to severe, and can lead to all sorts of problems with friends, family, and employers.