Borderline Personality Disorder

About "Borderline Personality Disorder"

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness which impacts the way one thinks about themselves and others, thus causing problems in day to day activities. It may cause bouts of anger, anxiety, depression, intense mood swings, impulsive behavior, periods of paranoia, etc. The symptoms usually begin during late teen, and it normally improves with age.

Related Terms: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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Borderline Personality Disorder
Article Overview: Persons with borderline personality disorder are very dramatic, impulsive, and emotionally unstable. They stand on the border between neurosis and psychosis.  Read Article »
Dr. Ravi M Soni

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness where the person has difficulty handling their emotions appropriate to social standards. Even minor situations can trigger major reactions. They have unstable mood, behavior, object relations, and self-image. They stand on the border between neuros ...  Read Article »
Does uncontrolled anger mean bipolar or borderline personality disorder?
Query: Hi doctor, I always get angered at my mom and I always yell at her. I have also found some symptoms which indicate that I have either bipolar or borderline personality disorder and I cannot control my anger usually. No matter how much I try to stop, I always end up yelling and screaming like a mani...  Read Full »
Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your problem. But I want to clarify what else apart from the anger you find in line with borderline personality or bipolar disorder. Mere getting angry cannot be a 100 percent indication of these disorders. Some people especially young ones have short te...  Read Full »
How do I deal with my racing thoughts about death?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling depressed, life is getting hopeless. I am very religious and I have racing thoughts about death and about life thereafter. I have been having decreased social interactions, isolation from others, curiosity, sad, a big sex desire, really wanting to die so that I can...  Read Full »
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from BPD (borderline personality disorder). You can take help from a psychologist to deal with the behavior problem and the psychiatrist can help you deal with the depressive disorder, hypersexual desire and the anger issues. Try to stay aw...  Read Full »
How do I tackle my mixed feelings of joy and despondency?
Query: Hello doctor, One minute I am fine and the next minute I just want to disappear. I have had extreme feelings of abandonment for awhile. So I now avoid any new relationships. I am currently not taking any medications for my psychological issues. I have in the past but decided a year ago to try life ...  Read Full »
Dr. Akanksha Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I feel that you have been already diagnosed with BPD (borderline personality disorder). The moods which you face are very characteristic of this. Depression is a likely disorder with BPD. I would suggest you at least undergo therapy sessions for cognitive behaviora...  Read Full »
In borderline personality, is it possible to tell if one's actions are due to the disorder or not?
Query: Hello doctor, My partner has received a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. She has been suspended from work on an allegation of serious breach of health and safety which could lead to dismissal. We are trying to investigate whether her diagnosis could have impacted on her actions. She ha...  Read Full »
Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. Yes, Borderline personality disorder can impact her behavior. Also, there can be micropsychotic episodes in BPD person. If they are present, it can affect her behavior drastically. So, it depends whether...  Read Full »
I have extreme and unstable emotions. What is wrong with me?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old female, 5 feet and 8 inches, 285 lbs; currently taking Seroquel 100 mg at night and Adderall 30 mg on days I have to work. I have a history of depression, anxiety, self-harm, drug abuse, obsessive thoughts, and chronic fatigue. I have gained 40 lb weight in the past ...  Read Full »
Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. I understand you were diagnosed as suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) and responded poorly to treatment despite multiple medications. In BPD, usually, you do not respond to medicines. Y...  Read Full »
Is a desire to have a mental illness a disorder by itself?
Query: Hello doctor, I have something which affects me a lot. Basically, I desire to have a mental illness, I have been even faking certain symptoms. To be exact, I do actually have mental health problems, I am diagnosed with Asperger’s, bipolar disorder and OCD. However, I have a feeling I am not i...  Read Full »
Dr. Ajay Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good that you are aware and trying to take the help of a psychiatrist. You are suffering from borderline personality disorder. You like to take attention from people. You want to be pampered by your family and that is why you are looking for such an illness or...  Read Full »
She always blames someone for everything. Guide me how to handle this?
Query: Hi, I think my wife has BPD. She always blames her sister for everything. Please guide me how to handle this?  Read Full »
Dr. Surabhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your one liner problem description is very difficult to answer; though I will give a shot at it. What makes you to think that your wife had Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Has she been diagnosed by a psychiatrist or you yourself think that she might be having s...  Read Full »
Should I seek more serious help for my BPD, depression and anxiety?
Query: Hello doctor, I am currently seeking help and I do not know how to go about it. I am a 17 year old ex-mental patient. I stayed in rehabilitation center multiple times and due to it causing health problems. I have been off all medicines for the past three months. It went out of hand now with my paran...  Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I see that you are facing many issues at the moment. It must be very difficult for you to deal with all these at once and you are still holding on bravely. It is certainly very courageous of you. As you are seeing and hearing things and you have mentioned that you are ...  Read Full »
Why do I hear voices that tell me to do something wrong?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old mother of a 10-month-old. I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, and major depression. I have been experiencing what sounds like my voice telling me horrible things about myself and the people around me for quite some ...  Read Full »
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have symptoms like voices telling you to do something wrong and you have feeling that these voices are real and are not your doubts then this needs re-evaluation. This could be due to some psychotic issues. Hearing voices giving running commentary could be due...  Read Full »


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