Borderline Personality Disorder
What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?
People with borderline personality disorder may have the following characteristics:
chronic feelings of emptiness and boredom. They may shift from one activity to another in order to fill the emptiness.
discomfort with being alone. They may even fake an illness to prevent someone from leaving.
impulsive behavior. They may drive recklessly, shoplift, and have episodes of binge eating.
intense and unstable relationships with others. They may shift back and forth from loving to hating someone or make and break friendships often.
intense anger and inability to control it. Someone with this disorder may frequently start fights or arguments.
a poor and shifting sense of who they are. For example, they may shift their goals or values constantly.
rapid and intense mood swings. For example, a person with BPD may change from total happiness to depression and thoughts of suicide.
tendency to harm themselves. This may include suicide attempts or intentional self-harm.