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Distinguishing bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder: an exploration of clinical and neuroscience informed approaches

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Bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder are common psychiatric diagnoses. One is a mood disorder with a strong genetic basis while the other is a disorder of personality commonly related to abusive experiences in childhood. Despite contrasting aetiologies they can be difficult to differentiate because of overlapping clinical presentations and symptoms. Diagnostic accuracy is important because of their polarised treatment approaches: long term treatment with mood stabilizers fo...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Katharine Eleanor Anne Saunders
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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uuid:ab05cc18-15ec-4ca7-91d4-8c2ae92b9772
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ora:10374

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