Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms and Understanding

Borderline Personality Disorder – BPD

Do you know someone that has Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD? Or are you a person suffering from this disorder, wishing you could explain what you go through? Trying to tell someone on any occasion how you feel is difficult even if you don’t have this problem. If you do, it is very hard to explain it to someone else. Hopefully this article will help explain the symptoms or help you to understand BPD.

Before we go into the symptoms, what is this disorder? It is referred to or commonly called ’emotionally unstable personality disorder’. As the name suggests it is a personality disorder, whereby the patient feels tremendous emotional pain and anguish. Their relationships often suffer as their fears run deep and the thought of losing the ones they love the most is too much too handle. Their unstable moods, anxiety and depression, wreak havoc on their emotions.

To someone with BPD, everything is black or white…there are no grey areas. Whether it be love or hate, positive feelings or negative feelings, they shift to the extreme. So what are the signs to look for?

Signs and Symptoms of BPD

As with any mental health disorder, there are different signs and symptoms in everybody, but there are general ones that can be used. Let’s take a look at just a few:

  • Low self esteem and poor image of themselves
  • In a relationship, they can be obsessed with fear of losing their partner
  • Suicide tendencies
  • Emotional outbursts from change in moods
  • Feelings of emptiness and loneliness
  • Uncontrollable anger
  • Behavioral issues, including eating disorders or substance abuse.

As with any feelings of anxiety or fears and phobias, people with BPD are very sensitive to the way they are treated. You may be thinking, aren’t we all? Well, yes, we are…but we can ‘handle’ our emotions, if we don’t have borderline personality disorder. People with this disorder may find help with different anxiety programs.

This video may just explain a little bit more…and better than I.

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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

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I suffered with social anxiety and stress for years. I discovered what my triggers were and learned to control them. Hopefully some of the natural anxiety relief techniques I have tried, will also be your solution.

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