Borderline Personality Disorder vs Bipolar Disorder – How to tell the difference

Nearly two-thirds of individuals with bipolar disorder have been misdiagnosed at some point in their lives, and they visit nearly four physicians on average before receiving a definitive bipolar diagnosis. Perhaps the most troubling feature is the length of time it takes for a person to receive a bipolar diagnosis and appropriate treatment. It takes an average of 10 years from the time a person experiences their first bipolar mood episode until they receive bipolar disorder treatment. This treatment gap is the result of widespread misunderstandings about bipolar disorder and how it shows in episodes, as well as a general aversion to discussing a persistent psychological disorder, especially when symptoms are present in a young person. DISCLAIMER: This video is for educational purposes. Please consult with a professional if you think you are worried about some of the signs you see in this video. Writer: Ananya Sawarkar Script Editor: Vanessa Tao Script Manager: Kelly Soong Voice: Amanda Silvera Animator: Zyan Méndez (IG @tomboiclub) YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong Thumbnail by Sam Rain: https://twitter.com/sadsamrain References; APA Dictionary of Psychology. Retrieved December 13, 2021, from https://dictionary.apa.org/bipolar-disorder APA Dictionary of Psychology. Retrieved December 13, 2021, from https://dictionary.apa.org/borderline-personality-disorder Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, PhD (February 18, 2020). Differences Between Bipolar Disorder and BPD. Retrieved December 13, 2021, from https://www.verywellmind.com/bipolar-and-borderline-personality-disorder-425418 Jamie Ludwig (October 4, 2019). What’s the Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder? Retrieved December 13, 2021, from https://www.healthline.com/health/borderline-personality-disorder-vs-bipolar#risk-factors Mary Jo DiLonardo (July 15, 2020). Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Bipolar Disorder. Retrieved December 13, 2021, from https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/borderline-personality-disorder-bipolar-disorder Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/Psych2Go

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