Borderline Personality Disorder

The Underdiagnosed (and Misunderstood) Type of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a frequently overgeneralized condition. Stereotypically, individuals with BPD are seen as impulsive and moody with outbursts of anger; however, while impulsivity and intense emotions are possible symptoms of BPD, they are not applicable to all. There are 256 possible representations of BPD, and stereotyping individuals with …

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Borderline Personality Disorder Could Be Caused by Childhood Trauma Instead of Genetic Vulnerability, Study Claims

MSD Manual defines a personality disorder as the “pervasive, enduring patterns of thinking, perceiving, reacting, and relating that cause significant distress or functional impairment.” There are ten types of personality disorders in which they may vary in presentation and are divided into three clusters: (A) eccentric, (B) dramatic, and (C) anxious. …

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11 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Do That Mean ‘I’m Splitting’

If you live with borderline personality disorder (BPD), “splitting” may be something you can relate to. For those who may not know, splitting is essentially categorizing things (or people)  as good or bad — your classic all-or-nothing situation. With splitting, there is no gray area. For example, a “bad” person does “bad” things, a “good” …

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9 Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder – and What It’s Like to Experience Them

Editor’s note: The following is based on an individual’s experience, and doesn’t necessarily reflect every person with borderline personality disorder. There are nine criteria to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder — and I want to explain them as someone who has experienced them in an “internal” sense. A lot of these do not apply to me …

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17 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Do That Are Code for ‘Don’t Leave Me’

Learning to communicate needs directly and effectively is something everyone struggles with at some point in their lives. For folks with borderline personality disorder (many of whom grew up in incredibly invalidating or abusive environments) this can be especially difficult. Maybe you “test” loved ones to determine if they love …

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder that frequently co-occurs with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The addition of NPD into the diagnostic picture may complicate the treatment and course of BPD. Narcissistic Personality Disorder NPD is one of 10 personality disorders recognized in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical …

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23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings of emptiness, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts or attempts. Research on BPD is in fairly …

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We Need to Talk About the Danger of Depression in Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known emotional unstable personality disorder (EUPD), is one of the most stigmatized mental illnesses. BPD is already complicated due to the effect it has on one’s personality. One struggles with their identity because they often feel empty, or their emotions are so intense and change so frequently …

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