What does BPD stand for?

Borderline personality disorder

On social media and forums, you may see borderline personality disorder referred to as BPD. This acronym often appears in discussions of someone's struggle with BPD and its symptoms.

The symptoms of BPD

Those with BPD are emotionally volatile and experience extreme mood swings and self-image issues. They also often fear abandonment. These fraught emotions can produce extreme and reckless behavior (such as quickly destroying a close friendship), as well as thoughts of self-harm.


I hate having bpd, it's so isolating
A Twitter user discussing their BPD
A Twitter user discussing their BPD

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Updated March 24, 2023

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