Could It Be Borderline Personality Disorder?


When someone has anxiety, depression, or another form of mental health condition, symptoms are usually present day in and day out for weeks, months, or years.

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD), however, may have strong emotional episodes that last only hours at a time, flaring up time and again. And this serious psychiatric disorder is one that requires serious treatment. Why? It can destroy relationships, careers, and even someone’s life if it’s not identified and brought under control.

Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?

Unstable Relationships

One of the major symptoms of borderline personality disorder is having volatile and unstable relationships, even with close family and friends. People with borderline personality disorder can quickly swing from having intense respect and love for someone to suddenly becoming very angry and hating that loved one. Any separation or change in an expected schedule can trigger an extreme reaction and feelings of rejection in someone with borderline personality.

Unwarranted Anger

Situations that are obviously out of another person’s control or are truly insignificant can inflame the temper of a person with borderline personality disorder. One of the common borderline personality disorder symptoms is intense anger that is out of proportion to the given situation — for instance, if a parent or significant other has a work commitment that takes him away for a short time, someone with BPD may blow up in anger and hostility out of a sense of rejection and isolation.

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