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What are the symptoms of bordeorline disorder?

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A person with borderline personality disorder has trouble controlling his thoughts and managing his feelings, and often has impulsive and reckless behavior. Other symptoms include::

  • Frantic efforts to avoid feeling abandoned
  • History of unstable, intense relationships
  • Tendency to view things as "all good" or "all bad"
  • Poor self-image
  • Impulsiveness
  • Self-harm (e.g., cutting) or suicidal behavior
  • Mood swings involving anger and depression, usually in response to stressful events or relationships
  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Problems managing anger and unpleasant emotions
  • Paranoia

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Bipolar Disorder,"  "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Paris, J. , January 2007. Psychiatry

PsychCentral: "Study Probes Distinctions Between Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder."

Zimmerman, M. , 2013. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Bipolar Disorder,"  "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Paris, J. , January 2007. Psychiatry

PsychCentral: "Study Probes Distinctions Between Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder."

Zimmerman, M. , 2013. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 01, 2018

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