Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships. A person with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last from only a few hours to days.
Some people with BPD also have high rates of co-occurring mental disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders, along with substance abuse, self-harm, suicidal thinking and behaviors.
Symptoms of BPD include:
- Efforts to avoid abandonment (real or imagined)
- A pattern of unstable relationships
- Difficulty controlling anger
- Paranoid thoughts or obsessions
- Intense and rapidly changing moods
Living with a loved one who has BPD can be incredibly stressful. Due to the nature of this disorder, it is often difficult for those who are living with it to recognize these symptoms in themselves.
NorthPoint would like to encourage those who see these symptoms in themselves or in a loved one to seek treatment immediately. NorthPoint is experienced in working with those who are challenged with BPD. We can help you or a loved one live a more stress free life.