Whilst it is possible to have all three of these disorders, they are distinct disorders. Oftentimes, when people meet the diagnostic criteria for a disorder they are statistically more likely to meet the criteria for another disorder than someone who has not been diagnosed with any mental health disorder.
The three disorders you are enquiring about differ in that
PTSD is considered an anxiety disorder that is developed as a direct result of experiencing a significantly traumatic life event (such a witnessing the risk of another or yourself dying, or being sexually assaulted). There are a variety of potential symptoms, including but not limited to, problems sleeping, hyper-vigilance, and avoidance of places or things that were associated with the traumatic event.
Depression is a mood disorder. It is characterized by low mood and a loss of enjoyment of everyday activities, low motivation to engage in everyday activities, a sense of hopelessness about one's life and future, and disrupted sleep (sleeping more or less as a result of it).
Borderline personality disorder tends to present in those who have experienced tumultuous caregiving when growing up, as this leads to a fractured sense of self and a generally insecure attachment style. Individuals with borderline personality disorder are more likely to have experienced a traumatic event (due to someone else's actions) whilst they were growing up. It can be accompanied with feelings of emptiness, and broken/unstable relationships with others.
Research has found all three disorders (PTSD, borderline pd and depression) respond to psychological treatment. Psychological treatment is likely to take some time to achieve positive outcomes, due to the nature of borderline pd, but it is very much possible. You could speak to a psychologist regarding your treatment options - oftentimes, those with borderline pd benefit from attending group therapy for the disorder, alongside individual therapy.
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