BPD is one of the most stigmatized mental health conditions. Too many people with BPD feel ashamed,
unlovable and isolated. Being silenced, stereotyped, discriminated against and excluded are all too
common experiences for people with this diagnosis.
Borderline personality disorder is the mental health condition that impact the way you think and
feel about yourself and others, causes problems in the daily life functions. It includes, self image
issue, difficulties in managing emotions and behavior, and not be able to maintain a good
With borderline personality disorder, you have intense fear of leaving a person completely or
permanently, it seems difficult to trust on the people, you may have difficulty tolerating being
Inappropriate anger, mood swings, impulsiveness may push others from you, even though you want to
have a loving and lasting relationships.
Borderline personality disorder begins with the early age and get worse in the young adulthood and
may gradually get better with the age.
If you have this disorder, don’t be demoralized. Many people having this disorder cop ups over the
time with the help of the treatment and learn to live a satisfying lives.
Borderline personality disorder affects how you feel for yourself as well as for others.
1. An intense fear of abandonment, even going to extreme measures to avoid real or imagined
separation or rejection
2. A pattern of unstable intense relationships, such as idealizing someone one moment and
then suddenly believing the person doesn't care enough or is cruel
3. Rapid changes in self-identity and self-image that include shifting goals and values, and
seeing yourself as bad or as if you don't exist at all
4. Periods of stress-related paranoia and loss of contact with reality, lasting from a few
minutes to a few hours
5. Impulsive and risky behavior, such as gambling, reckless driving, unsafe sex, spending
sprees, binge eating or drug abuse, or sabotaging success by suddenly quitting a good job or
ending a positive relationship
6. Suicidal threats or behavior or self-injury, often in response to fear of separation or
7. Wide mood swings lasting from a few hours to a few days, which can include intense
happiness, irritability, shame or anxiety
8. Ongoing feelings of emptiness
9. Inappropriate, intense anger, such as frequently losing your temper, being sarcastic or
bitter, or having physical fights
When to reach doctor
If you are aware of any signs and symptoms of this disorder, Reach to the doctor or the mental
health consultant and get yourself treated right.
As with other mental health disorders, the causes of borderline personality disorder aren't fully
understood. In addition to environmental factors — such as a history of child abuse or neglect —
borderline personality disorder may be linked to:
Genetics Some studies of twins and families suggest that personality disorders may be
inherited or strongly associated with other mental health disorders among family members.
Brain abnormalities Some research has shown changes in certain areas of the brain
involved in emotion regulation, impulsivity and aggression. In addition, certain brain
chemicals that help regulate mood, such as serotonin, may not function properly.
Some factors related to personality development can increase the risk of developing borderline
personality disorder. These include:
Hereditary predisposition You may be at a higher risk if a close relative — your
mother, father, brother or sister — has the same or a similar disorder.
Stressful childhood Many people with the disorder report being sexually or physically
abused or neglected during childhood. Some people have lost or were separated from a parent
or close caregiver when they were young or had parents or caregivers with substance misuse
or other mental health issues. Others have been exposed to hostile conflict and unstable
Borderline personality disorder can damage many areas of your life. It can negatively affect
intimate relationships, jobs, school, social activities and self-image, resulting in:
changes or losses
Not completing an
issues, such as jail time
relationships, marital stress or divorce
as cutting or burning, and frequent hospitalizations
pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, motor vehicle accidents and physical fights
due to impulsive and risky behavior
In addition, you may have other mental health disorders, such as: