Borderline Personality Disorder
A person with borderline personality disorder has a long-time pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts.
People with borderline personality disorder are unstable.
Their moods are unstable.
They can suddenly feel extremely depressed, anxious or anger without much reason.
The way they view themselves is unstable too.
One day they can feel a lot of self-importance, the next day they may feel doubtful
Also, their personal relationships are unstable.
They can greatly admire
a person, and suddenly hate them without a reason.
They see others as either "all good" or "all bad". These people often feel empty and desperate, and they will go searching for a new friend or a therapist to fill the emptiness. It is researched that they are constant visitors of mental health services.
A person with borderline personality disorder is very sensitive to rejections. They are often oversensitive and become angry or depressed when they believe that they are rejected.
Since people with borderline personality disorder are unstable with their moods, self-concepts and personal relationships, they tend to develop self-damaging behavior, such as burning or cutting oneself, or even suicide. Studies of people diagnosed with this personality disorder indicate that six percent of them die of suicide.
Finally, people with borderline personality disorder feel unreal, loose track of time and may even forget who they are.
2% of the general population has antisocial personality disorder. It is researched that more women than men are diagnosed with this disorder.
People with borderline personality disorder will have a majority of the following symptoms:
- unstable personal relationships
- perform potentially self-damaging acts, such as substance abuse, reckless
- driving and binge eating.
- self-damaging or suicidal behavior
- unstable self-image
- frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined rejection
- instability due to frequent change of mood
- feel empty inside
- frequent physical fights and displays of anger, anxiety and depression