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Is it common for those with Borderline Personality Disorder with Bipolar features to be unable to identify mood disturbances? (Considering manic, depressive and self-destructive episodes as normal)

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I think this question has potential, but needs some more detail. BPD is more than just mood disturbances and mania is not a feature of BPD, but of bipolar (which is one of the requirements for a diagnosis of bipolar). Perhaps if you can clarify these issues? ty –  user3543 Nov 18 '13 at 10:36
@Skippy thanks :), many BPD are also or become bipolar. It seems delusional not to be able to identify that you deviate from normal (even your normal). Yet delusions tend to be schizo type as far as I know. –  caseyr547 Nov 18 '13 at 11:55
yes delusions are more schizotypal, mania can cause psychosis, BPD does not involve psychotic breaks. Yes some BPD do develop bipolar, but the two need to be discussed separately, as they are two separate illnesses, unless you want to ask about correlations.. It should shape up to be a really interesting question, just give it some thought and clarify what you're are asking.. You can ask more than one question about it, if your thoughts about it are in two different streams cheers and welcome :) –  user3543 Nov 18 '13 at 12:01
@Skippy Can mania can predate BPD? That is child onset bipolar followed by adult onset BPD. –  caseyr547 Nov 18 '13 at 12:33
@Skippy thanks i'll watch those too –  caseyr547 Nov 18 '13 at 20:00

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