Quiet BPD: How to Recognize it in Teens & Young Adults

Young adult struggling with quiet BPD.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition that affects around 1.4% of adults in the United States, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. But did you know that there is also a subtype of BPD known as Quiet BPD? Unlike the classic form, this type of BPD can be harder to spot, especially…

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The Four Types of Borderline Personality Disorder

Four types of BPD: Discouraged, Impulsive, Petulant, Self-Desctructive Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder, commonly known as BPD, is a mental disorder usually diagnosed in young or early adulthood and affecting between 1.6 and 5.9 percent of Americans, according to Psych Central. It is commonly misdiagnosed or missed altogether as some of the symptoms can mirror other disorders, and BPD often coexists with another disorder. The…

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BPD Splitting

BPD Splitting: What is splitting and how can I get help

Splitting, or viewing a person as “all good” or “all bad”, is a mental health issue that can begin as early as infancy. For a baby, part of solidifying their ego includes figuring out “good” and “bad”. They identify their needs being met as “good”, and their needs not being met as “bad”. Over time,…

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Understanding Self-Destructive Borderline Personality Disorder


What is BPD? Borderline personality disorder, often called BPD, is a personality disorder marked by fear of abandonment and rejection, unstable relationships, mood swings, and impulsive behavior, among many other BPD symptoms. Psychologist Theodore Millon identified four subtypes of borderline personality disorder (BPD) as a way to further categorize BPD symptoms. Many people with BPD…

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Treating Petulant Borderline Personality Disorder


“Borderline personality disorder, called BPD for short, is a personality disorder affecting up to 5.9% of adults in the United States.” What is BPD? Borderline personality disorder, called BPD for short, is a personality disorder affecting up to 5.9% of adults in the United States. Some of the hallmark symptoms for BPD patients are patterns of…

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Understanding BPD, Self-Harm, and Cutting in Young Adults

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Self-Harm: Why it Happens & How to Get Help

If your young adult child is suffering emotionally, they might find it tempting, or even necessary, to engage in non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). This means that when they self-harm, they’re doing so to alleviate emotional pain and not with the intention to complete suicide. This is especially common for young adults with borderline personality disorder (BPD).…

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BPD Symptoms: Recognizing the Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder

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Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness often misunderstood by society. The associations made with BPD symptoms are scary and usually include self-injurious behavior, suicidal behavior, and extreme difficulty maintaining an interpersonal relationship. While these are included in the many BPD symptoms, what most people don’t understand is that these behaviors are caused by deep…

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Borderline Personality Disorder Triggers


Coping with the intense mood swings, impulsive behavior, and extreme anger characterized by borderline personality disorder can be difficult to say the least. BPD is not uncommon; in fact, it affects twice as many people as the much more well-known mental disorder of schizophrenia as published by The New York Times. An unstable and highly…

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What’s The Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder And Bipolar Disorder?

BPD vs Bipolar: Is Bipolar a Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is commonly confused with bipolar disorder. Although they do share some similarities, they are very different disorders. BPD is considered an Axis II diagnosis as a personality disorder while bipolar disorder is considered a clinical syndrome, therefore classifying it as Axis I. The confusion may also partly be due to the…

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Long-Term Outlook for Young Adults With Borderline Personality Disorder

A diagnosis of borderline personality disorder in young adults, commonly known as BPD, may seem like a crushing blow for any parent to hear. Fortunately, there are many treatment options, and if managed correctly, the prognosis is positive. The disorder is often diagnosed in young adulthood, and symptoms often taper off later in life. While…

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What Are the Root Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder?

Root Causes of BPD

Borderline personality disorder, or BPD, is a mental disorder classified by unstable moods, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, and volatile and impulsive behavior, and it is typically diagnosed in early adulthood. Researchers are not positive exactly what causes borderline personality disorder at this point, but early evidence points to a high likelihood of a combination of…

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Impulsive Borderline Personality Disorder

Impulsive Borderline Personality Disorder - Treatment for Young Adults

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness. It is diagnosed in women much more frequently than men (the ratio is about 3:1). The gender discrepancy in the disorder has been the subject of many scholarly papers and in-depth articles. Some attribute this difference between women and men in regard to the diagnosis to…

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