Psychological problems that can haunt are not just about stress, depression, schizophrenia, narcissism, PTSD, or OCD. In short, there are still various psychological problems that can attack a person, one of which is borderline personality disorder (BPD).
BPD or borderline personality disorder is a mental disorder characterized by changing moods and self-image. The sufferer has a different perspective, thought, and feeling compared to other people.
This condition causes problems in everyday life. Especially when it comes to relationships with other people, such as relationships with family, friends, and the work environment. What are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder? Is it true that the sufferer can show impulsive actions or behavior?
Various Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
According to experts at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there are various symptoms of borderline personality disorder. One of them is impulsive action or behavior. Those with this condition may engage in various impulsive actions, such as drug use or unsafe sex.
There are also various impulsive actions with borderline personality disorder that may occur. For example, substance abuse, reckless driving, overeating, and excessive shopping.
Even so, the symptoms of BPD are not just about impulsive behavior. The reason is, this mental disorder can cause various symptoms in the sufferer.
The following are other symptoms of BPD to watch out for:
- Attempts to avoid something real or imaginary.
- Experiencing mood swings or mood swings. People with it tend to take things to extremes, like everything is good or everything is bad.
- Strong fear of being left behind.
- Chronic feelings of emptiness and boredom.
- Shows inappropriate anger.
- Difficulty trusting others, which can be accompanied by an irrational fear of other people’s intentions.
- Patterns of intense and unstable relationships with family, friends, and loved ones. Characterized by extreme closeness and love (idealization), to extreme dislike or anger (devaluation)
- Suicidal thoughts arise.
The Complications Are Not Playing
Similar to physical illness, psychological illness that is left without proper treatment can lead to various complications. So, in other words, a person with BPD who does not get the appropriate treatment is at risk for complications.
Want to know what are the complications of BPD that can haunt the sufferer? Complications can damage aspects of social life to trigger a variety of other psychological problems. Well, here are some complications of borderline personality disorder:
- Conflict-ridden relationships, such as problems with a spouse or divorce.
- Facing legal problems.
- Loss of a job.
- Hurt yourself.
- Eating disorders.
- Anxiety disorders.
- Bipolar disorder.
- Abuse of alcohol or drugs (Narcotics, Psychotropics, and Addictive Substances)
- Attempted suicide.