Difference in Borderline Personality & BP
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Q:  Difference in Borderline Personality & BP


I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for several years and was hospitalized for it after i got out of the hospital i was placed in an out patient facility and they are now telling me i have borderline personality disorder. Whats the differance and how can i find out? I havent had any solid diagnose it seems they always change it. Im looking for ways to better myself and life and seeking out help is difficult because of this contraversie. I have alot of different symptoms and i guess it hasnt been easy for me to figure out myself because of this.Any suggestions???

Dear Danielle --

Iíve gotten way behind on replies so am opting for now to be "short and sweet" (hopefully, and hopefully still useful):

Yes, this is a very good and important question as the answer isn't simple.  Try this little essay I wrote (one of the links is out of date, sorry, haven't found a good replacement yet) on that subject.  I hope it helps you. 

Dr. Phelps

Published November, 2001

 

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