Symptoms of borderline personality disorder

Experiences of living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are unique to each person. You only need to experience 5 of the following symptoms to be diagnosed with BPD:

  • Extreme reactions to feeling abandoned
  • Unstable relationships
  • Confused feelings about who you are
  • Being impulsive in ways that could be damaging, for example, spending money, substance abuse and reckless driving
  • Self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Long-lasting feelings of emptiness and feeling abandoned
  • Difficulty controlling emotions and anger
  • Overwhelming mood swings and intense emotions
  • Paranoid thoughts when you’re stressed

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