Borderline Personality Disorder

Symptoms and Diagnosis of PTSD With Borderline Personality Disorder

Having Both PTSD & Borderline Personality Disorder What are the consequences of having both borderline personality disorder (BPD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? What should this mean with regard to treatment? PTSD and BPD Co-Occurrence Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) commonly co-occur. Between 25% and 60% of people with BPD …

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The Acute Differences Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex PTSD

As someone who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) for years, then was shifted to a comorbid diagnosis of bipolar disorder and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), I’ve seen firsthand how easily BPD and C-PTSD can get confused. For years, I wasn’t receiving the appropriate care because it was assumed I had borderline personality disorder. It turns out …

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Can You Self-Harm and Not Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Many people associate self-harm with borderline personality disorder — and rightly so, as self-harm is a symptom of borderline personality disorder — but can you self-harm and not have borderline personality disorder? Or, more specifically, can you self-harm and still be correctly diagnosed with bipolar disorder (or something else) and not borderline personality disorder? Self-harming and not having borderline …

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My Grandchild Needs Mental Health Treatment, But Their Parents Won’t Listen to Me

You’re pretty sure your grandchild has a mental health, behavioral, or a substance use issue. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), suicidal thoughts, oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD), borderline personality disorder (BPD), bipolar disorder (BD), or another mental health issue, you’re certain they need treatment, whether it’s at a residential home, a long-term …

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