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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Mood State Context

Individuals with BP II are more likely than those with BPD to have autonomous mood episodes and lacking an interpersonal context,[33] although reactive moods (e.g. secondary to substance use or psychological stressors) can be experienced. By contrast, symptoms of BPD are usually reactive,[2] generally triggered by a psychologically salient interpersonal event such as frustration, rejection or a sense of abandonment.[9,39]