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Borderline Personality Disorder Test

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder Test

Do you have someone in your life who, most of the time, have terrible mood fluctuations, multiple unstable relationships, always feel empty and impulsive? Are these affecting their personal and professional life? You may consider seeking a professional opinion as these are primary symptoms of borderline personality disorder or BPD.

Here are few questions that may help you identify signs of BPD. You may agree or disagree to the following.

  1. Almost all of my relationships are unstable where at times I over idealize the person or undervalue them.
  2. In a relationship, constantly have the feeling that the other person would abandon me.
  3. At times when I am upset I tend to or think about harming myself.
  4. I have difficulties accommodating with changes and I almost all the time get angry when it happens.
  5. In relationships, I tend to get too easily intimate.
  6. I, almost all the time, tend to sever mood swings where I am angry at someone at one time and after a little while I am friendly towards them.
  7. Almost all the time my reactions to incidents are out of proportion and control.
  8. I constantly feel a sense of emptiness.
  9. When upset I tend to get into risky or harmful activities such as smoking, drinking, unprotected sex, reckless driving, binge eating, etc.
  10. My view of myself keeps changing.
  11. If I feel the other person is going to abandon me, I tend to become emotionally distant with them
  12. My goals in life or activities keep changing.
  13. When I feel the other person is going to abandon me I frantically make efforts to avoid it.
  14. Most or some of the above mentioned problems are so intense that it affects my profession/studies.
  15. Most or some of the above mentioned problems are so intense that it affects my relation with others.

If you have agreed to more that 7 of the above (it should include statement 14 and 15) then you may consider approaching a psychologist or psychiatrist. Note: these statements cannot be used to diagnose BPD.

Whom should I meet?

There are many mental health professional, psychologist and psychiatrist, who would help you with your difficulty.

Psychologist Play an important role in diagnosis and testing via various psychological tests and questionnaires. Psychologists provide psychotherapies such as Dialectical behavioural therapy, schema focused therapy, mentalization based therapy and others that are seen to be effective in the treatment of BPD

Psychiatrist Psychiatrists provide psychopharmacological therapy, medications such as antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood depressants. These address the hormonal imbalance and other physical issues associated to BPD.

However, effective results are seen when both psychologists and psychiatrists work together to enable positive growth. For help for borderline personality disorder, call us now on +919611194949.

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