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After reading the article it makes me wonder how many ppl do have bpd/eupd that are classified as bipola.
 
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I sometimes wonder whether my illness is more to do with bipolar and not borderline personality disorder as my moods have come very server and then the other min I can be on a high and spending loads of money I don't have ... I am getting assessed again for the 3rd time and too be honest I feel like they are messing me around when they really know what I have.
 
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I think a lot of people get diagnosed wrongly and I expect if you went to 2 pdocs one would diagnose bpd and one bipolar! can anyone actually tell me the difference?
 
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i think maybe i was lucky, i had two psychiatrists in the room with me, and one asked questions and wrote stuff, and the other just listened and wrote, then they confered at the end. I think mental health of any kind is just a tick box excercise, how can anyone say what someone has? it's pretty much trial and error then they find the right treatment, and hey presto you can work and live a normal life, thats what they are trying to do. and lets face it, it's all any of us want in the end right? to be able to have a reason to get up in the morning, to be able to live a 'normal' life. it's all i want anyway :)
 
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I had two psychiatrists in the room I was being assessed for over an hour .. but i am getting assessed again as they think my illness is more server. What frustrates me is that they don't want to label the illness we have but for me knowing excatly what I have would help alot. I do hope I can make friends on here who I can speak openly too
 
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I think a lot of people get diagnosed wrongly and I expect if you went to 2 pdocs one would diagnose bpd and one bipolar! can anyone actually tell me the difference?
Well as far as i can tell its the serverity of the moods/mood swings. If its intense then its more pd and if its long term or for the day then its likely to be bipola. Although i myself with both find it rather confusing.
 
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Well as far as i can tell its the serverity of the moods/mood swings. If its intense then its more pd and if its long term or for the day then its likely to be bipola. Although i myself with both find it rather confusing.
well they gave me the same drug to treat both, got dx as BPD. still on the same drug
 
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Psychiatrists, C.p.Ns nad other medical people aare bound by confidentiality, and it s causing a gret deal of difficult n Mental Health conditions. Besides that the NHS is ndergoing a lot of changes which affect everyone, patients and workers. If you have any doubts i always think it is good to put down in writing what you feel like, how you are now(better or worse) and that should make it easier for them to diagnose. There are new and more efficient methods of diagnosis cominng , but how long it will take I don't know. The whole nursing and medical professions and also the Social workers are having to do a lot of study about the changes , so please don't put more stress onto then. But of course if you have a genuine complaint go ahead. There are special "chanels".
 
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Bi-Polar as a severe and enduring Mental Illness involves psychotic tendencies at periods whereby you become detached from reality and highly vulnerable due to this, thoughts of a grandiose nature ie: believeing you could fix the world for instance, and deepened lows....do others agree???

BPD is more of an emotional state, that it is said we could control :rolleyes: easier said than done. & doesnt appear to involve psychosis, however can at extremes dispaly detachments from reality: Ie: paranoid feelings.....

Does that make any sense to others or ring true????/

Maybe im just full of crap! :rolleyes:
 
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I find i'm very detached from reality 'head in the clouds' is how i used to think of myeslf and i've always been like that, or a 'dreamer' as my mum calls it, moods are a nightmare so yes its emotional, i can never tell what mood i'll be in, i also get very paranoid, always think that people dislike me if i'm with them, i get on with people better i find if they can't see me, i.e online, although even then when my illness is real bad i get paranoid, so i sign out rarther then get into an argument. As for controlling it, i'm on anti depressants venlafaxine 150 mg soon to go up, they seem to take away some of the symtoms the rest is up to me i guess, but it's hard because i get confused as to right and wrong and i always mess it up by blurting crap that embaresses me :(
 
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Hi, I've been on Venlafaxine for a while, and found it to be the best AD which suits me,having tried quite a few!

I think signing out if you get too paranoid may be helpful to you, but don't forget you are entitled to your opinion!
You also have 24 hrs now to edit any comment that you may make, that you are not happy about on reflection.

qf.
 
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IMO the main differnce bipolar/BPD is that in BP the moods are highs and lows whereas in BPD as well as highs and low there are a plethora of lots of mood states : anger, irritability, intense anxiety, fear, hostility, grief, alienation, dissociation etc etc. etc.
Generally speaking if you have MAINLY highs and lows it is BP.
If your emotions are all over the place and you experience lots of different ones all the time and things change very rapidly over time, it is more likely to be BPD.....
 
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Very well said maxitab, and to put the penny in the mix if the moods are sometimes high and sometimes low like me as i have both i find it hard to distinguish between the two reflectively because its soo subjective. For me things can change rapidly but not always so, for me its my low moods and occassionally highs due to my stability of aripripizole that has led my emotions to be less high and therefore less chaotic.

As for other emotions such as anger its a cold boling inwardly destructive one that i abuse myself over. I most deffo do dissassociate big time. Im a complicated person with complex needs but then isnt everyone?

I wish i was one or the other, but having both it really just makes things confusing.
 
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