Declaration of interest
Borderline personality disorder is by its very naming positioned as an Axis II personality disorder and thus seemingly distinct from an Axis I mood state. Clinical differentiation of those with a borderline condition and those with a bipolar disorder is commonly held to be difficult, so raising the question as to whether they may be independent or interdependent conditions, and allowing several possible answers.
Funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (Program Grant 1037196).
- Royal College of Psychiatrists