People sometimes confuse borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder because they can have similar symptoms, such as intense emotional responses, depression, and impulsive behavior.
Borderline personality disorder vs. bipolar disorder
BPD is a type of personality disorder that causes people to feel, think, relate, and behave differently than people without the condition.
Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder, which is a category of illnesses that can cause severe mood changes.
People with BPD experience an ongoing cycle of varying self-image, moods, and behaviors.
These patterns typically cause issues that affect a person’s life and relationships and the way in which they understand and relate to others.