What Is Bipolar Borderline and What Are the Symptoms?

What is bipolar borderline?

Bipolar borderline disorder is characterized by alternating periods of depression and mania that can last from days to months rather than minutes to hours. Unlike borderline personality disorder, the mood swings of bipolar disorder do not result from interpersonal conflicts, and episodes are accompanied by changes in sleep, energy, speech and thinking.

What are symptoms of bipolar borderline?

According to WebMD, symptoms during times of mania may include:

  • An excessively happy or angry, irritated mood
  • More physical and mental energy and activity than normal
  • Racing thoughts and ideas
  • Talking more and faster
  • Making big plans
  • Risk taking
  • Impulsiveness (substance abuse, sex, spending, etc.)
  • Less sleep, but no feeling of being tired

Symptoms during periods of depression may include:

  • Drop in energy
  • Lasting sadness
  • Less activity and energy
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Problems concentrating and making decisions
  • Worry and anxiety
  • No interest in favorite activities
  • Feelings of guilt and hopelessness; suicidal thoughts
  • Change in appetite or sleep patterns

Please consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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