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BPD & Bipolar Disorder Comorbidity

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Is it possible to have a case of BPD and Bipolar Disorder comorbidity where the symptoms of both are present but the episodes only last minutes/hours like BPD instead of lasting weeks/months like Bipolar Disorder?

BPD & Bipolar Disorder Comorbidity

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I’m not certain that I fully understand your question so I can only give you a general answer. It is possible to have symptoms of these two disorders simultaneously, but because there is symptom overlap it might be difficult to determine symptom origin. Symptom origin may not matter as much as treatment. Treatment is where your focus should be. If I haven’t answered your question, to your satisfaction, consider writing back and providing more details. I will try my best to help. Please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

BPD & Bipolar Disorder Comorbidity

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). BPD & Bipolar Disorder Comorbidity. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 25, 2019, from
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