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Have you ever felt clingy at one moment and aloof at the next? Have you ever experienced the feeling of gratification and confidence with the fluctuating sense of self-devaluation and intense fear of abandonment? If you are someone with a history of trauma, and now dealing with emotional instability and vacillations between anxiety and excitement, then you must think about the diagnosis of your mental illness.
The manifestations suggest that it may be either borderline personality disorder (BPD) or complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) stemming from different causes. These seemingly identical conditions are often confused because of the comorbidity of their symptoms. Before proceeding to the similarities and differences among the two distinct conditions let’s have a clear understanding of the two overlapping disorders.