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Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

palmRecently on our Facebook Page, Vicky posted the following:

I was diagnosed bipolar II at the age of 20 but because bipolar type II is so similar to borderline personality disorder its difficult. I have had two diagnoses of bipolar type II and one of BPD.

What exactly is the difference between bipolar II disorder and borderline personality disorder?


Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Many of you probably already know that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was recently updated from version IV to version 5. (That’s not a mistake, the American Psychiatric Association, which publishes the DSM, changed from using Roman numerals to using Arabic numerals.)

I just discovered a 19-page document online that provides an overview of the changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5:

Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5


Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in the US and UK

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

reference bookWe hear a great deal about the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, version IV (DSM-IV) and revision DSM-V which is due to be released in May 2013. What we tend to hear less about in the United States are the World Health Organization’s ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders and any sort of official treatment guidelines.

In this post, I highlight some of the differences between DSM and ICD and let you know where you can find treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder published in the US and UK, so you can check them out for yourself.


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