Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Classic Signs You Should Know

Posted on March 2, 2015

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) (called emotionally unstable personality disorder, emotional intensity disorder, or borderline type in the ICD-10) is a cluster-B personality disorder, the essential feature of which is a pattern of marked impulsivity and instability of affects, interpersonal relationships and self image. The pattern is present by early adulthood and occurs across a variety of situations and contexts.

Here are 7 other signs of borderline personality disorder to look for:

1. Intense fear of abandonment or being alone, whether real or imagined.

2. The tendency to take risks without thinking about the consequences.

3. Attempting to self-harm or thinking about suicide.

4. Having an unstable sense of self.

5. Paranoid thoughts and zoning out.

6. Feeling intense anger over trivial issues

7. People with borderline personality disorder are often on a kind of emotional roller-coaster.

The cause of the condition is still not well understood. However, it is likely a combination of genetic and environmental factors - as with many mental health problems.

The majority of people can recover from a borderline personality disorder given time and the right treatment. Early treatment is definitely more effective.

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