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Borderline Personality Disorder (90 members)


Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

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Chronic feelings of emptiness
Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days)
Periods of isolating oneself
Identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self
Pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation
Losing friends/relationships
Mood swings
Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment
Cannot handle pressure
Being unreliable
Unable to handle criticism
Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating)
Black and white thinking
Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights)
Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms
Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior

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