Do I Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has become increasingly diagnosed in the last decade. Borderline personality disorder often co-occurs with other mental health issues or addiction. As we learn more about this disorder, new treatments are being developed.

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

People who suffer from borderline personality disorder struggle with a great deal with emotions. Borderline personality disorder cannot be diagnosed in anyone under 18 years of age. Some symptoms of BPD include the following:

  • Feeling uncertain or insecure of who you are in life beyond the normal doubts we all have
  • A tendency to see life in terms of “all or nothing,” and you view people or things as all good or all bad
  • You frequently change jobs, friends, goals, styles or attitudes about life
  • You tend to have rapid mood swings and a violent temper
  • You may idolize people or things and then suddenly hate that person or thing
  • You may engage in dangerous behavior such as self-injury, fast driving, unsafe sex, drug and alcohol use or shoplifting
  • You may feel like your emotions are always in control or like your emotions are too powerful
  • When you become anxious or depressed, those feelings take over every part of your day
  • Your depressed moments can lead to dangerous or suicidal behavior

Common Co-occurring Issues with Borderline Personality Disorder

BPD puts you at risk for many problems, and people with BPD are at risk of developing drug or alcohol addiction. Other problems BPD persons may incur include depression, trauma (both mental and physical), bipolar disorder or anxiety.

Addiction combined with BPD can be deadly. Many people try to self-medicate the intense emotions of BPD but end up struggling with a serious addiction. If you suffer from addiction and BPD, there are newly developed treatment programs that can help including dialectical behavior therapy groups, targeted integrated rehab for Dual Diagnosis and more.

Find Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction Help Now

There are effective treatments for borderline personality disorder. Please call our toll-free helpline now, and we can help you find any or all of the following:

  • Detox services for BPD
  • Rehab and addiction counseling for BPD
  • Family support for families of BPD sufferers
  • Dialectical behavior programs that specifically treat BPD
  • Counseling and treatment that is covered under your insurance
  • Treatment experts and therapy leaders in the field of borderline personality treatment