Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental condition that impacts the way you think about yourself and others, causing problems with functioning in everyday life. People living with BPD often have self-image issues, difficulty managing emotions, and long-term patterns of unstable or turbulent relationships. These inner experiences often result in impulsive actions and chaotic relationships with other people.

Those living with BPD struggle with an intense fear of abandonment and may not tolerate being alone. However, intense mood swings and inappropriate anger may push people away.

BPD typically presents in early adulthood and tends to improve with age.

Symptoms can vary from person to person. Common symptoms include:

  • Distorted self-image
  • Feelings of isolation, boredom, and emptiness
  • Mood swings, sometimes severe and sudden
  • Feelings of anxiety
  • Loss of interest in routine activities
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Delusion

Borderline Personality Disorder is a challenging but treatable disorder. Early diagnosis plays a key role in effective treatment. Long-term psychotherapy is the primary treatment.