Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder

Type of Mood Symptoms

Mood symptoms in borderline personality disorder tend toward chronic feelings or irritability/anger and sadness/emptiness as well as anxiety. Euphoric feelings are not part of the criteria.

To diagnose bipolar disorder you must have at least one episode of mania or hypomania. Mood symptoms in bipolar disorder — specifically mania or hypomania — almost always include some periods of euphoria and grandiose thinking — not just anger. It can be just irritability/anger, but this is not typical.

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