Borderline Disorder Is More Common In Women. See The 5 Symptoms
The borderline disorder or borderline personality disorder (BPD) greatly affects the emotional balance of the person and gets in the way directly in sectors such as work and relationships.
It is characterized by emotional instability and also affects self-image. It can be developed by genetic as well as environmental factors.
Very common in women, the disease reaches 1.6% of the total population, with 75% of this number being female.
Characteristic symptoms include:
1. Emotional instability
Episodes of distress, fear, restlessness and anxiety are often independent of any event. The feeling most of the time is of internal emptiness.
2. Fear of abandonment
Borderlines feel that they can be abandoned by family and friends at any time, simply because he does not deserve them. This causes great fear and sad countenance.
The pre-eminent abandonment reveals within them that they are bad beings, not always corresponding to reality. Any episode of cancellation of commitment or end of relationship will cause inappropriate anger. Relationships become troubled, filled with arguments and instability because of this insecurity.
The thinking of borderlines is able to change their mood in seconds and fits of anger are very common. They usually bored easily and were sarcastic.
In times of great emotional distress, borderlines can use physical pain for their relief, seeking dangerous opportunities (fights and extreme sports) or even mutilating themselves.
For family and friends it is important to be alert in order to help, because these moments are usually of great emotional pain and if not treated can lead to complications such as addictions and even suicide. Other compulsions may also manifest themselves that normally cause life-threatening risks.
5. Troubled Relationships
Sudden passions and fast attachment is another symptom. When the person dis- verses and shows disinterest, triggers such as jealousy, guilt, devaluation and anger appear, complicating the relationship.
Hard to be understood, the borderline ends up entering abusive relationships and further worsening their self-esteem.
Laboratory tests may indicate more accurately whether the person is a carrier of borderline disorder. It occurs in adulthood and when properly treated fails to manifest as the maturing takes place, allowing its wearer to live a normal affective life after the age of 30.
Treatment may include therapy and medication and is effective, especially in preventing self-mutilation and suicide.
The presence of a specialist for diagnosis and treatment is essential, since other conditions may disguise the disorder or be confused with other situations.
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