BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
Borderline Personality Disorder is a long-term pattern of emotionally-charged abnormal behavior characterized by unstable relationship, image and emotional issues. Borderlines have a serious mental malfunction marked by ongoing and extreme mood swings that often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships. Borderlines often experience intense episodes of anger, depression, paranoia and anxiety that may last from only a few hours to days.
This personality disorder often come with a high rate of co-occurring mental disorders. Mood swings, episodes of anxiety, substance abuse, self harm and suicidal thoughts are common with borderlines.
Its telling features are emotional imbalance, acute feeling of emptiness, eerie fear of abandonment, high sensitivity to criticism, impulsiveness, and high tendencies to self-harm and/or commit suicide. Seemingly ordinary events may trigger BPD symptoms. People with BPD feel angry and distressed over minor separations or display strong emotional reaction to words with negative meanings or criticism than people who do not have the disorder. Risk factors for BPD may include genetics, a functional defect of the brain or traumatic events like abuse/abandonment at childhood.
If you think you have BPD, you need to seek professional help very quickly. Borderlines can recover. With proper treatment, many people with BPD experience fewer or less severe symptoms and an improved quality of life. Treatment for BPD, like treatment for most other mental disorders, is usually a mixture of one-on-one therapy and medication.
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