One or the Other Borderline Personality or Bipolar <ul><li>Tammy Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Argosy University </li></ul><ul><...
My interest is piqued
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER (BPD) CHARACTERISTICS <ul><li>Unstable moods </li></ul><ul><li>Impulsive actions </li></ul...
BIPOLAR DISORDER CHARACTERISTICS <ul><li>Depressive Episodes </li></ul><ul><li>Manic Episodes </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional ...
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE TWO <ul><li>Unstable temperament </li></ul><ul><li>Impulsive behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Poor inte...
SYSTEMATIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO <ul><li>The Mood Swings </li></ul><ul><li>The Bipolar Patient:  varies between euth...
CONCLUSION <ul><li>I would like to know how much background information is being gathered on patients before diagnoses of ...
REFERENCES <ul><li>Hatchett, G. T. (2010). Differential Diagnosis of Borderline Personality  Disorder from Bipolar Disorde...
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  1. 1. One or the Other Borderline Personality or Bipolar <ul><li>Tammy Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Argosy University </li></ul><ul><li>PSY492 </li></ul><ul><li>Kenneth Bardill </li></ul>
  2. 2. My interest is piqued
  3. 3. BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER (BPD) CHARACTERISTICS <ul><li>Unstable moods </li></ul><ul><li>Impulsive actions </li></ul><ul><li>Unstable interpersonal relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of abandonment (real or imagined) </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety & Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Identity disturbance </li></ul><ul><li>Suicidal behavior </li></ul>
  4. 4. BIPOLAR DISORDER CHARACTERISTICS <ul><li>Depressive Episodes </li></ul><ul><li>Manic Episodes </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional instability </li></ul><ul><li>Impulsivity </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal sensitivity </li></ul>
  5. 5. SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE TWO <ul><li>Unstable temperament </li></ul><ul><li>Impulsive behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Poor interpersonal relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul>
  6. 6. SYSTEMATIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO <ul><li>The Mood Swings </li></ul><ul><li>The Bipolar Patient: varies between euthymia, elation, and depression </li></ul><ul><li>The BPD Patient: rotates between euthymia, anger, and anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>*The presence or absence of PTSD is another distinguishing factor between the two; BPD patients usually have a past history of some traumatic event (i.e. sexual abuse). </li></ul>
  7. 7. CONCLUSION <ul><li>I would like to know how much background information is being gathered on patients before diagnoses of either borderline personality disorder or bipolar disorder is given. Is there a possibility that a traumatic event (such as sexual abuse) could be the deciding factor on whether a diagnoses of BPD or bipolar is assigned to a patient? My question is relevant because according to Paris, in the past the pathology of BPD “has been seen as a variant of psychosis, depression, or posttraumatic stress disorder (Paris, 2010).” Even Hatchett mentions counselors should complete a comprehensive assessment of the patient; one that would “include a diagnostic interview, psychosocial history, personality assessment, review of prior treatment records, and interviews with informants, if available (Hatchett, 2010).” If that is the case then as previously stated, the knowledge of a traumatic event in a person’s life could mean the difference between meeting the criteria for BPD or bipolar disorder. </li></ul>
  8. 8. REFERENCES <ul><li>Hatchett, G. T. (2010). Differential Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder from Bipolar Disorder. Journal of Mental Health Counseling , 32(3), 189-205. Retrieved from EBSCO host . </li></ul><ul><li>Paris, J. (2010). Personality disorders and mood disorders: Phenomenological resemblances vs. pathogenetic pathways. Journal of Personality Disorders, 24 (1), 3-13. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/195239076?accountid=34899 </li></ul>

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