Difference between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and borderline personality disorder?

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder than can develop after exposure to any event which results in psychological trauma. Although most people encounter trauma in their lifetime, only about 8 % develop full PTSD.
Symptoms and signs of PTSD include:

*re-experiencing (through flash-backs, bad dreams, and frightening thoughts)
*feeling emotionally numb, worry, depression, guilt
*avoiding places, events or objects that may be a reminder of the traumatic event
*being easily startled, feeling tense or on edge

There is no cure for PTSD, however it can be managed with different types of therapy and medication.



Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder of which the cause is complex and unknown. Studies have shown a strong correlation in child abuse (including neglect, physical and or sexual abuse) and the development of BPD. Individuals with BPD are often very manipulative and difficult to interact with.
Symptoms and signs of BPD include:

*frequent, intense and long-lasting feelings of tension, rejection, failure, and/or victimization.
*being overly sensitive of how others (even complete strangers) treat them
*their feelings about others often shift from positive to negative
*self image can switch rapidly from extreme positive to extreme negative
*impulsive behavior such as alcohol and/or drug abuse, unsafe sex, promiscuity, gambling and recklessness in general
*self destructive, self harming, and/or suicidal

There is no cure for BPD. Treatment for this disorder includes psychotherapy and medication, but can take anywhere from months to years to see any improvement if at all.
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