Borderline Personality Disorder


Most People with BPD Expierence

  1. Problems with regulating emotions and thoughts
  2. Impulsive and reckless behavior
  3. Unstable relationships with other people.

1 out of 10 people with BPD commit suicide

Self-injurious behavior includes suicide and suicide attempts, as well as self-harming behaviors, such as cutting or burning. As many as 80 percent of people with BPD have suicidal behaviors.

Borderline Personality Disorder

According to the DMS-v to be diagnosed with BPD you must expierence at least five (or more) of the following symptoms

(1) frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in Criterion 5.

(2) a pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation

(3) identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self image or sense of self

(4) impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating). Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in Criterion 5.

(5) recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior

(6) affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days)

(7) chronic feelings of emptiness

(8) inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights)

(9) transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms