Comorbidities

Comorbidity is the existence of two mental health disorders in one individual. With clinical comorbidity, these conditions are categorically distinct, yet one condition may influence the outcome, course and treatment response of the other disorder.

It is important to be aware that it is extremely likely for BPD traits or diagnosis to exist with other mental disorders including mood disorders, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. The rate of co-occurring disorders with BPD varies with gender. While men with BPD are more likely to have comorbid substance use disorders, women with BPD are more likely to have eating disorders and mood disorders.

Click for more information on the following comorbidities:

BPD and eating disorders

BPD and substance use disorders

BPD and bipolar disorders

For information on other comorbid disorders see:

Recovery Ranch – Psychiatric disorders that often co-occur with BPD