Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a kind of mental issue. It is a very complex and serious disorder. If individuals have this issue, they normally have difficulties in controlling their emotions. People with BPD tend to be extremely sensitive. Some changes like self-image, goals, and even your likes and dislikes will happen on them. Along with the bad emotions, they may begin to have self-injuring behaviours or even suicide attempts. It is recommended to have an appointment with psychologists if you suffer from below signs and symptoms.
Signs and symptoms
There are many different behaviours seen as signs and symptoms of BPD. TO easy diagnose yourself, mental health professors group the symptoms into nine major categories. If you got five of them or more, you might care about this issue.
1. Hate abandoned
People with BPD are often afraid of abandonment. This kind of behaviours can cause intense fear.
2. Unstable relationships
Those people who have BPD are sensitive about relationships. They may fall in love quickly and be disappointed quickly as well. Their relationships either seem perfect or horrible, which always go to two extremes.
3. Unclear self-image
People with BPD feel unstable about themselves. Sometimes they feel good about themselves, but sometimes they feel hate themselves or even bad. Have no clear idea about who they are and change jobs, friends, lovers, and values frequently.
4. Impulsive, self-destructive behaviours
When individuals have BPD, they may do some crazy and risky activities like spend large money they can’t afford, binge eat, overdo with drugs or alcohol and risky sex. Because they will feel better from these crazy behaviours.
When individuals have BPD, they may attempt to hurt them and always think about suicide.
6. Extreme emotional swings
It is a common expression of unstable emotions and moods. Little things will make they have a bad temper. Their motions would not last long, just a few minutes or few hours.
7. Chronic feelings of emptiness
They have a feeling about “I’m nothing” or “I’m nobody”. Then they will find something like food, drugs or sex to fill the hole on mental.
8. Explosive anger
They have trouble with intense anger and a short temper. Normally they may be angry at themselves, not other people.
9. Feeling suspicious or out of touch with reality.
They may always can’t distinguish reality and unreality. Begin to lost getting touch with reality just like they are outside their own body.
What causes borderline personality disorder?
People with BPD has different brain compared with healthy people’s. Their brains are on high alert, which makes them feeling more scary and stressful. Many environmental and neurological factors also contribute to BPD. Some terrible things they suffered in their childhood and adolescent years have impacted on them including abuse from family, peer or other people, neglect from family for a long time, or trauma on the brain. This kind of factors could cause a person have BPD.