Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder

Adam Bayes; Gordon Parker; Kathryn Fletcher


Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2014;27(1):14-20. 

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Suicidality and Deliberate Self-harm

Suicidality, a common BPD feature, is also common in BP II disorder.[35–37] Similarly, self-mutilation (e.g. wrist cutting) occurs in both BP II (especially during mixed states)[38] and BPD with a similar frequency.[5] Such features therefore offer limited differentiation.[5]