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Conditions Related to Borderline Personality Disorder

Learn more about conditions and disorders that are related to or frequently co-occur with borderline personality disorder.

Personality Disorders
There are XX personality disorders listed in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). The personality disorders are psychological conditions that begin in adolescence or early adulthood, continue over many years, and with a person's ability to enjoy life or achieve fulfillment in relationships,...

The Cluster B Personality Disorders
There are four Cluster B personality disorders: antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, and histrionic.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by an inflated sense of self importance and other symptoms related to identity and relationships with others. People with narcissistic personalities frequently have other co-occurring psychiatric disorders, including borderline personality disorder.

Eating Disorders and Borderline Personality
Eating disorders and borderline personality disorder frequently occur together. Learn more about the relationship between eating disorders and borderline personality.

Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative identity disorder is a rare and controversial psychiatric disorder. Learn the facts about dissociative identity disorder.

Histronic Personality Disorder
Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive displays of emotion, attention seeking, and need for approval. People with histrionic personality disorder frequently have other co-occurring psychiatric conditions, including borderline personality disorder.

Alcoholism and Borderline Personality Disorder
Learn more about the prevalence of alcoholism in borderline personality disorder (BPD, the reasons that alcoholism and BPD occur together so often, and how to get help for yourself or a loved one with alcoholism and BPD.

Are Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder Related?
Is Borderline Personality Disorder related to Bipolar Disorder? Learn more about the similarities and differences between BPD and Bipolar Disorder.

Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Complex posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sometimes referred to as disorder of extreme stress not otherwise specified (DESNOS), is thought to result from chronic interpersonal trauma in childhood.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
Learn more about posttraumatic stress disorder from your About.com Guide to PTSD, Dr. Matthew Tull.

Antisocial Personality Disorder
Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a tendency to disregard rules, laws, and/or the rights of others. People with antisocial personalities frequently have other co-occurring psychiatric disorders, including borderline personality disorder.

Borderline and Avoidant Personality Disorder
Avoidant personality disorder (APD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive shyness, social inhibition, sensitivity to criticism, and avoidance of social situations. People with avoidant personality disorder frequently have other co-occurring psychiatric conditions, including borderline personality disorder.

Depression
BPD and depression often co-occur. Learn more about major depressive disorder from your About.com Guide to Depression, Nancy Schimelpfening.

Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
People with BPD often also report symptoms of alcohol and substance abuse. Learn more about alcohol-related disorders from your About.com Guide to Alcoholism, Buddy T.

Fibromyalgia - Definition, Symptoms and Treatment
Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder, can co-occur with BPD. Learn more about fibromyalgia from your About.com Guide to Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, Adrienne Dellwo.

Borderline and Avoidant Personality - When Borderline and Avoidant...
Have you had a friend or a loved one who you believe met criteria for both borderline and avoidant personality (or who was diagnosed with both)? Or do you meet criteria for both? How do the symptoms of the two disorders interact? How did you manage your relationship with your borderline and avoidant personality loved one?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Definition, Symptoms and Treatment
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is more common among people with BPD than in the general population. Learn more about CFS from your About.com Guide to Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, Adrienne Dellwo.

Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders - Experiences with...
Research suggests that about 16 percent of people with borderline personality disorder also have narcissistic personality disorder, but there is very little research examining the overlap of these disorders.


Research suggests that many people with borderline personality disorder also have narcissistic personality disorder, but there is very little research examining the overlap of these disorders.

BPD and Depression
Many people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) also experience problems with depression — in fact, it is very uncommon that someone with BPD does not also meet criteria for a mood disorder. But what is unique about depression in BPD, and how might having both conditions affect your treatment options?

Depression and BPD - The Experience of Depression and BPD
Depression and BPD frequently co-occur, but there is some evidence that people with BPD experience depression differently than people without a co-occurring personality disorder. What is the experience of depression in BPD like? How is depression different for people with BPD?

Borderline and Dependent Personality
Dependent personality disorder frequently co-occurs with borderline personality disorder. How are these two disorders similar, and why do they overlap so frequently? One answer may be in their shared symptoms related to relationship functioning.

What It's Like to Have Dependent Personality
What's it like to have dependent personality? Can you describe the experience to those who do not have dependence issues?

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