Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Borderline Personality Disorder: What’s The Difference?

Mental health is complicated, and many disorders have overlapping symptoms. Disorders affect every person differently, so diagnosing correctly can take multiple attempts. Two very similar mental disorders are borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (cPTSD). They’re both serious disorders with some similar symptoms and causes, but they have quite a few differences …

Borderline Personality Disorder VS Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) are both mental disorders that can seriously affect a person’s everyday life. They have a significant overlap in symptoms and can be diagnosed simultaneously, but there are a few key differences. BPD BPD is a complex disorder and affects every person differently. Common symptoms are …

PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that is caused by experiencing or witnessing a shocking, frightening or life-threatening event. Any individual who lives through a traumatic event may feel defensive and a “fight-or-flight” response. However, when the symptoms continue long after the event, it may be PTSD. An individual with PTSD often feels stressed …

PTSD and Who It Can Affect

Life’s ups and downs can be more than a tad bit overwhelming when stress builds up around a certain event or situation. People are unique and handle stress in different ways, depending on a number of factors, such as past experiences, personality type, lifestyle, etc. PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, as defined by the National …

What is PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur when a person has experienced a traumatic event in which there was an actual or perceived threat of death or injury to themselves of another.  People with PTSD often re-live the traumatic event through distressing dreams, flashbacks, or by becoming agitated and/or hypervigilant around anniversaries or other dates …