A pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and extensive impulsive behavior beginning early in adolescence into early adulthood. Followed by the inability to regulate emotions under intense experience. Often provoked by an emotional memory via trauma.
Living with BPD
Living with BPD can be difficult, but it is not impossible. Those living with BPD struggle to understand how wives, husbands, friends, and other family members experience their intense reactions, mood swings, and risky behavior. Understanding one's own behavior, reaction, and response will and can effectively improve the quality of life on a daily basis.
Most of our efforts pertaining to BPD involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. However it is easily forgotten that BPD is operating with underlying disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder.