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What can BPD be comorbid with?

What can BPD be comorbid with?

BPD typically coexists with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Symptoms of these conditions may lead the clinician to miss the diagnosis of personality disorder entirely. Comorbidities in BPD reflect a connection with both internalizing and externalizing disorders and symptoms.

What are some co occurring disorders with BPD?

Behavioral health conditions that commonly co-occur with borderline personality disorder include:

  • Mood disorders (typically BPD and depression or BPD and bipolar disorder)
  • Substance abuse.
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Eating disorders (particularly bulimia)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Can BPD and did be comorbid?

We hypothesized that (a) dissociative identity disorder commonly co-occurs with borderline personality disorder and vice versa, and (b) individuals who meet criteria for both disorders have more comorbidity and trauma than individuals who meet criteria for only 1 disorder.

Can personality disorders be comorbid?

Personality disorders frequently coexist with psychotic, affective, and anxiety disorders. Comorbid psychopathologies result in significantly greater functional impairment than do individual disorders.

Are there any comorbidities for people with BPD?

Comorbidities are common for any mental illness, but they are particularly high for people with BPD. Studies show that 96 percent of people with BPD also have a mood disorder — between 71 and 83 percent will have depression and 88 percent have an anxiety disorder. (4, 5) It’s unclear why comorbidities exist for people with BPD.

Which is a comorbidity of borderline personality disorder?

Because impulsivity is one of the symptoms of BPD, substance use disorder is often a comorbidity of the condition. Between 14 and 72 percent of people with BPD will also have a substance use disorder.

Can a bipolar patient have a comorbid personality disorder?

If a patient with BPD has comorbid bipolar disorder type I, question whether there is a personality disorder at all; at least in some patients, intense affective lability or emotional dysregulation can produce similar symptoms.

Is there a connection between BPD and narcissistic personality disorder?

Westend61/Getty. Narcissistic personality disorder (or NPD) is a personality disorder that frequently co-occurs with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The addition of NPD into the diagnostic picture may complicate the treatment and course of BPD.