Borderline personality disorder can damage many areas of your life. It can negatively affect intimate relationships, jobs, school, social activities and self-image, resulting in:

  • Repeated job changes or losses
  • Not completing an education
  • Multiple legal issues, such as jail time
  • Conflict-filled relationships, marital stress or divorce
  • Self-injury, such as cutting or burning, and frequent hospitalizations
  • Involvement in abusive relationships
  • Unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, motor vehicle accidents and physical fights due to impulsive and risky behavior
  • Attempted or completed suicide

In addition, you may have other mental health disorders, such as:

  • Depression
  • Alcohol or other substance misuse
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Other personality disorders
July 30, 2015