What Is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? • BPD is a pattern of: • instability in interpersonal relationships, • self-image, • affect, • impulsive behavior.
They may use behaviors such as: • self-mutilation • suicidal gestures.
At times, a person with BPD will behave in a manner to provoke: • anger in another. • rejecion
Some notable symptoms may be: • mood that is very reactive to stress in relationships • may also undermine himself or herself.
Course of Illness. • Intense symptoms in young adulthood. • In early adulthood, the person experiences serious trouble regulating and tolerating their fluctuations in mood.
Treatment. • Psychotherapy. • Medication. • Hospitalization