Borderline Personality Disorder | BPD Quiz & Test
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, borderline personality disorder (BPD) affects about 1.4% of the adult population. BPD typically emerges in the late teen or early adult years and effects more women than men.
What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
BPD features extreme emotional displays and general emotional instability. Underlying these tendencies is a deep fear of abandonment, low self-esteem, and the sense that one is unworthy of love.
These traits come together and cause the person to take extreme measures in order to avoid the imagined upcoming abandonment. The irrational behaviors and moodiness that are characteristic of BPD can lead to problems in relationships, both romantic and social.
Symptoms of BPD
BPD commonly co-occurs with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, and substance use disorder. Because of this, doctors are often challenged when diagnosing this complex personality disorder because many of the symptoms cross over.
Classic symptoms of BPD include:
The Four Subtypes of BPD
What Causes BPD?
Although the cause of BPD is not fully understood, so of the risk factors include:
Treatment for BPD
Early diagnosis and intervention offers the most promising treatment outcomes. Treatment for BPD includes:
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