In a study published in the journal Psychiatry Research, French psychologists and psychiatrists determined that Darth Vader had six of the nine criteria used for a BPD diagnosis.
It used to be that a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) came with it little hope for recovery. These days, however, the right treatment can result in a long-lasting remission from BPD symptoms.
Jennifer Schneider, Ph.D., coordinator of the Eating Disorders Program at Clearview Treatment Programs in Los Angeles, discusses how the symptoms of BPD overlap with those of an eating disorder.
It is usually clear whether a person has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Bipolar Disorder, but due to the similarity in symptoms between the two disorders, misdiagnosis is common.
You may be engaging in self-injurious behaviors as a way to deal with trauma, gain control over your body, or as a symptom of a personality disorder such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Impulsiveness, chronic boredom, mood swings, and self-harm are all signs of adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder. If your teen is experiencing these behaviors, you may want to have him or her screened for BPD.
Anger is one of the key symptoms of BPD, and it can often lead to self-injurious behavior such as cutting or burning. While it can feel like your anger is impossible to control, there are ways that you can manage your anger even if you have been diagnosed with BPD.
In honor of Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month, here are some things you should know about the disorder.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that is characterized by extreme emotional and psychological distress. People who are diagnosed with BPD have difficulty controlling their moods and emotions, and often have ongoing problems with interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior.