Repost @life_beyond_borderline_ So what exactly is Borderline…

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So what exactly is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) you ask.
BPD is the inability to manage emotions effectively.
Approximately 1.6 of the population suffers from BPD.
There are 9 main symptoms of BPD, which I will summarize for you:
– Fear of abandonment (people with BPD are often terrified to be abandoned or left alone)
– Unstable relationships (people with BPD often have very intense, unstable relationships)
– Unstable self image – Impulsive, self destructive behaviours (impulsively spend money you can’t afford, binge eat, drive recklessly, shopping, engage in risky sex, or overdoing it with drugs or alcohol)
– Self Harm
– Extreme emotional mood swings (often at the drop of a coin which make loved one feel as though they are “walking on eggshells” around you) – Chronic feelings of emptiness (feeling as though you’re “nothing” or “nobody”)
– Explosive anger (trouble controlling yourself once the fuse is lit —yelling, throwing things, or becoming completely consumed by rage)
– Feeling out of touch with reality (people with BPD often struggle with paranoia or suspicious thoughts about other’s motives. When under stress, you may even lose touch with reality — an experience known as disassociation. You may feel foggy, spaced out, or as if you’re outside your own body.)

There’s a brief overview for you. I should mention that a BPD sufferer does not have to display all 9 symptoms to be diagnosed.
Any questions? Feel free to ask😊

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