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9 Common Symptoms Of Borderline Personality Disorder

As the most commonly recognized mental illness, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) affects about 1.6 percent of adults in the United States alone. People with BPD are often on the edge of psychosis and neurosis. The mental disorder can cause severe instability in the mood, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior of the patient.

Signs of BPD are often exhibited by early childhood. The condition tends to worsen as patients move into young adulthood. The exact cause of this illness remains unknown. But there is no need to be over-anxious about it. Psychotherapy and medicament have proven beneficial. Read on to find the common symptoms of BPD to be mindful of.

Borderline Personality Disorder Symptom#1: Fear Of Abandonment

People with a Borderline Personality Disorder often show a sign of intense fear of abandonment. Whenever a family member or a friend is late for dinner or leaves for work, victims of BPD tend to feel abandoned or forgotten. Thus, they may go to extreme measures to avoid possible separation or rejection. Reports from Helpguide say someone with BPD may "beg, cling, start fights, jealousy track your loved one's movements, or even physically block the other person from leaving." If you have noticed any of your family members or friends with such fear of abandonment, you might need to take him/her to a doctor.

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