10 Common Symptoms And Signs Of Borderline Personality Disorder

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Borderline Personality Disorder, also known as BPD is a mental illness that normally develops in either adolescence or early adulthood. Although most patients have noticeable symptoms that begin at a young age, they tend to worsen as they move into their earlier adult years. Thankfully, chances of people learning how to live with their disorder, as well as actually getting better tend to happen as they get older, as long as they seek the proper treatment and diagnosis.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, at least 1.6. percent of Americans suffer from BPD. There are also a number of factors and reasons that contribute to those that suffer from this mental disease like genetics, environmental factors, as well as serotonin abnormalities.
People that have BPD can be highly unpredictable, affecting the way a person thinks about themselves or others. Because of this, it can cause unstable emotions, as well as create impulsive or harmful behaviors that can be destructive and even life-threatening due to self-harm and suicidal tendencies.
In order to better understand this difficult disease, as well as knowing when to seek professional help, here are 10 common symptoms and signs of borderline personality disorder.

1. Fear of Abandonment

One widespread symptom of borderline personality disease is the fear of abandonment. This is when a person creates issues in their relationships with others because their constant fear of being left behind, making them extra needy and destitute. Because of this, their pleas to their family members, friends or partners can be incredibly misguided. According to the site HelpGuides.com, those that have BPD tend to “beg, cling, start fights, jealousy track your loved one’s movements, or even physically block the other person from leaving.” Unfortunately all these actions can end up forcing their loved ones to withdraw from them and eventually leave, which in turn validates their original fears.