What does high functioning BPD look like?

Impulsive and risky behaviors (perhaps around spending, eating, driving, gambling, or other areas of life) Relationships suffering—with family, friends, significant others, and coworkers. Isolation. Worsening co-occurring mental health disorders
mental health disorders
A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning. Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as single episodes.
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What can BPD be mistaken for?

Some symptoms of BPD can be very similar to other mental health problems, including:
  • bipolar disorder.
  • complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • depression.
  • psychosis.
  • antisocial personality disorder (ASPD)
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What does mild BPD look like?

mood swings that can last for as little as a few hours, or up to a few days, but no one else can see them. suppressing feelings of anger or denying that you feel angry. withdrawing when you're upset. avoiding talking to others who have upset you and cutting them off instead.
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What's the difference between BPD and high-functioning BPD?

Most information on BPD focuses on its classic symptoms but having high-functioning or "quiet" BPD could mean your suffering remains unseen and missed by most. When you have high-functioning BPD, you may not have stereotypical symptoms like anger outbursts or self-harming behaviors.
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What borderline personality disorder looks like?

With borderline personality disorder, you have an intense fear of abandonment or instability, and you may have difficulty tolerating being alone. Yet inappropriate anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings may push others away, even though you want to have loving and lasting relationships.
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What a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Episode Looks Like

Are people with BPD smart?

Many people with BPD are deep thinkers, intuitive feelers, and many are intellectually gifted. Contrary to popular belief, most BPD sufferers are highly introspective and self-aware. With a process of healing and transformations, they can be the most empathic leaders and visionaries.
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How can you tell if a woman is borderline?

Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder in Yourself—or Others
  1. Instability in Relationships. Intense and short-lived relationships are common for people with BPD. ...
  2. Extreme Emotional Swings. ...
  3. Explosive Feelings of Anger. ...
  4. Self-Harm. ...
  5. Lingering Feelings of Emptiness or Worthlessness. ...
  6. Feeling Out of Touch With Reality.
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Is hypersexuality a symptom of BPD?

As a symptom

Some people with borderline personality disorder (sometimes referred to as BPD) can be markedly impulsive, seductive, and extremely sexual. Sexual promiscuity, sexual obsessions, and hypersexuality are very common symptoms for both men and women with BPD.
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What does undiagnosed BPD look like?

Men and women with borderline personality disorder tend to have severely distorted images of themselves; they feel worthless and terribly flawed. Due to the anger, impulsiveness, and frequent mood swings exhibited, individuals with this disorder often push others away, even if they desire long-lasting relationships.
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What is a favorite person BPD?

For someone with BPD, the favorite person is deemed the most important person in their life. This person can be anyone, but it's often a romantic partner, family member, good friend, or another supportive person (like a coach, therapist, or teacher). This person may become the source of all happiness and validation.
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What does quiet BPD feel like?

If you have quiet BPD, you may have low self-esteem and often feel angry, depressed, or anxious. In addition, you may have a history of self-harm, suicidal thoughts, or both. With quiet BPD, you may also feel guilt or shame.
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What is petulant borderline?

Petulant BPD: This subtype fluctuates between outbursts of explosive anger and feelings of being unworthy or unloved. They have a strong need to manipulate or control others, and they become very possessive, which results in extreme dissatisfaction in their relationships.
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Can you have BPD without childhood trauma?

You might also experience BPD without having any history of traumatic or stressful life events, or you might have had other types of difficult experiences.
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What is the most misdiagnosed mental illness?

Depression was found to be the most likely misdiagnosed mental disorder instead of bipolar disorder and bipolar disorder was most likely misdiagnosed with depressive disorders [24, 25].
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Does BPD have manic episodes?

People with bipolar II disorder can experience the symptoms of depressive episodes, but they have hypomania, which is a less severe form of mania. Manic episodes usually last for at least 7 days, and they can sometimes be so severe that hospitalization is necessary.
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Do I have BPD or am I just sensitive?

The big difference is that people with BPD tend to be willing to express themselves in any and all environments regardless of who is present. Whereas people with HSP tend to be more withdrawn in front of others and reserve their mood swings for a few safe people.
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Why do BPD go silent?

While there are no specific causes that would result in quiet BPD vs. typical BPD, it's likely that one's personality or temperament influences how the disorder manifests in terms of outward symptoms or inward symptoms.
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How do you know if your borderline is lying?

Here are a few of the issues at the root of lying in BPD.
  1. Intense Emotions. People with BPD experience intense emotions that they can't regulate; this often distorts their perceptions. ...
  2. Impulsivity. ...
  3. Shame. ...
  4. Distorted Self-Perceptions. ...
  5. Rejection Sensitivity. ...
  6. Romantic Relationships.
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Is BPD a spectrum?

It is now clear that DSM-IV-defined BPD is a heterogeneous construct that includes patients on the mood disorder spectrum and the impulsivity spectrum (Siever and Davis, 1991), in contrast to the original speculation that these patients might be near neighbors of patients with schizophrenia or other psychoses.
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How can you tell if someone is a nymph?

Characteristics include:
  1. Intrusive and repetitive thoughts or desires.
  2. Difficulty reducing or stopping behaviors.
  3. Engaging in fantasies, urges, or behaviors as a means of escaping or coping with challenging emotions or stressful situations.
  4. Multiple sexual partners.
  5. Anxiety.
  6. Depression.
  7. Guilt and shame.
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Who famous has BPD?

Celebrities and Famous People With Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brandon Marshall. ...
  • Doug Ferrari. ...
  • Jim Carrey. ...
  • Amy Winehouse. ...
  • Robbie Williams. ...
  • Elizabeth Wurtzel. ...
  • Britney Spears.
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Do borderlines get obsessed?

They can even become obsessive. These emotional switchbacks can be difficult to handle. Sometimes they can lead to uncomfortable public scenes. The impulsive behavior of a person with BPD may put that person or their partner at risk, too.
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What does a BPD episode?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition that affects the way a person processes everyday emotions and reactions. People with BPD are often impulsive and emotionally unstable. They may have intense episodes of anger, anxiety, and depression.
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How is a BPD brain different?

MRI studies have demonstrated that people with BPD have reduced volume in the frontal lobe, bilateral hippocampus, bilateral amygdala (a reduced volume that has not always been replicated in MRI studies), left orbitofrontal cortex, right anterior cingulate cortex, and right parietal cortex and increased putamen volume.
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Is BPD a superpower?

Many people with BPD also contribute their time and resources to volunteer work, peer support, and advocacy. Without your BPD brain, you may have avoided some suffering, it's true. But with your BPD brain, you have a special hidden strength, a superpower.
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