A Borderline Personality Disorder FactorsAuthor(s): Stahl SM
Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects how you think and feel about yourself and others, leading to difficulties in daily living. It includes challenges with self-esteem, trouble controlling emotions and conduct, and a history of shaky relationships. BPD is a significant mental illness marked by extreme mood swings and relationship difficulties. BPD patients experience intense emotions, and bouts of rage, anxiety, or melancholy might last for days. Any feelings of abandonment or rejection are the most prevalent triggers for people with borderline personality disorder. People with BPD have highly intense feelings that can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, and they can shift very quickly, as this person says. We can, for example, go from being extremely pleased to feeling extremely depressed and sad in a matter of seconds. You may have difficulty with being alone if you have borderline personality disorder. You have a strong fear of abandonment or instability. However, even if you desire to have meaningful and lasting relationships, excessive anger, impulsivity, and frequent mood swings may push others away. BPD patients frequently seek external affirmation without taking into account their own feelings about themselves, others, things, ideas, and events. As a result of the anxiety induced by the possibility of abandonment, loss of trust, or betrayal, they may be more prone to splitting. As a result, persons with BPD frequently create unhealthy attachments, cut off loved ones, and make frantic attempts to maintain relationships out of fear of being abandoned. As a result of these exaggerated or chaotic behaviours, loved ones are frequently pushed away. Borderline personality disorder can have severe consequences if left untreated, not just for the person who has been diagnosed, but also for their friends and family. The following are a few of the most prevalent consequences of untreated BPD: Social relationships that are broken. 2 People with BPD frequently struggle to see the complexities in people and situations, and are unable to recognise that things are rarely flawless or dreadful, but rather somewhere in the middle. These folks frequently report that emotions rule their life or that they experience things more intensely than others. A person with BPD may look jealous, possessive, or overly reactive in close relationships. These people are generally afraid of being alone and feel useless. Impulsive behaviour and unstable relationships are common outcomes of these events. An someone with BPD may have extreme bouts of anger, despair, and anxiety that last anywhere from a few hours to days.” An epidemiological and phenomenological association between BPD syndrome and psychopathic syndrome can be substantiated, according to the evidence presented in this review. Subjects with psychopathy have a high prevalence of BPD features, and individuals with BPD have a high prevalence of psychopathic traits as well. NPD is a personality disorder that frequently co-occurs with BPD (BPD). The presence of NPD in the diagnostic picture could make treatment and progression of BPD more difficult. Many therapists agree that people with borderline personality disorder have a negative stigma attached to them (BPD).