Borderline personality Disorder is a serious mental illness characterized by instable moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This disorder can often cause significant distress or impairment in friendships and or at work, the person can often be bright and intelligent, and appear to be happy, or friendly. People with BPD can usually maintain their personality for a number of years but until they experience an emotional breakdown or around a stressful situation like a breakup of a romantic relationship or death is when they crumble. Although the cause of BPD is unknown there are different studies and procedures out there to treat this disorder, there are also different symptoms and traits to look out for when trying to identify this disorder.
Just like Depression or Bipolar disorder people With BPD can endure the same mood for weeks and may experience intense burst of anger, but their depression only may last for a couple of hours. Their symptoms can be due to any association with Drug abuse, self-injury, and or alcohol abuse. The distortion in their personality can lead to frequent changes in long-term career goals, jobs, friendships, gender identity, and values. Sometimes people with BPD view themselves as fundamentally bad, or unworthy. They feel that they are mistreated, misunderstood, bored, very empty, and have little idea of whom they are.
Borderline Personality Disorder patients usually have often-unstable patterns of social relationships. Their attitudes towards family, friends and loved ones develop intense attachments that may switch to a lot of love one day to intense anger the next. Although they may form immediate attachments one day and realize it but once there is a separation or conflict they switch unexpectedly to the other extreme and will accuse the other person of not caring for them at all. These symptoms can be very severe BPD can cause the person to feel abandoned, lost and or worthless of living.