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Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

(Also Known As: BPD Symptoms, Borderline Symptoms, Personality Disorder Symptoms, Behavioral Disorder Symptoms, Narcissist Symptoms, Narcissistic Symptoms)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What are the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder?

The onset of symptoms usually occurs in the early stage of adolescence or young adulthood. It has a tendency to continue for many long years but most of the symptoms will reduce as time passes by 3 for recovering patients.

Borderline personality disorder may co-exist with other disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse. Unlike other disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder where mood swing symptoms may take as long as weeks to occur, the mood changes such as anger, depression, and anxiety in borderline personality disorder may take a shorter time frame possibly only hours. 4 These mood changes have an impact on the person’s psychosocial relationships. They often show impulsiveness that commonly affects the people around them. They tend to be insecure and have low self esteem. The feeling of worthlessness is due to isolation and lack of social support. Other signs and symptoms of BPD include impulsive and reckless behavior such as risky driving, unsafe sex, gambling sprees or taking illicit drugs, mood instability, extreme but short episodes of anxiety or depression, being overly sensitive, unfounded thoughts that occasionally lead to physical arguments, difficulty in controlling emotions, fear of being alone, and suicidal tendencies.

Could You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder Topics

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