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Been given 2 different diagnosis from different doctors?

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Elle456

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One diagnosed me with Bipolar and the other reckons I Have BPD so I am so confused now. They are so similar, what is the difference? Because borderlines experience hypomania too, don't they?

Do BPD and Bipolar have similar symptoms and treatments? I'd really appreciate it if somebody could help clear this up for me.
 
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Hi Elle, I've been confused about this also. Not motivated enough to google it. I really get confused when I meet people who have BPD and they unceremoniously dump me as a friend. I've had the same thing happen with bipolar people. As soon as I disagree with them, they cut me off. As soon as I stop being the all caring best listener in the universe. This is the only trait I've noticed they both have, which may have nothing to do with bipolar or BPD at all. To be honest, I don't pick bipolar or BPD women for friends anymore. My other friends are all regular people and we've been friends since high school in some cases.
 
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hi don't worry I have the same

and a laundry list of other letters also

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I could be wrong but I thought bipolar was a chemical imbalance rather that being caused by external influences such a being brought up by shit parents or other traumas in BPD
 
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I could be wrong but I thought bipolar was a chemical imbalance rather that being caused by external influences such a being brought up by shit parents or other traumas in BPD
yeah that's what i was taught also.

i have an official BPD dx but not an official Bipolar one. But both seem to be the Diagnosis of the Year so i expect to attract it shortly.

Heres what i don't understand: i am 51, i have 51 years worth of shite in my brain for the asking, so why cant you figure me out yet?

Answer: because they barely try. :(
 
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