someone with depression or bipolar disorder may experience the
same persistent mood or emotion over time, an individual with
BPD may experience intense bouts of emotions ranging from anger
to depression to anxiety which can last for an undefined amount
These symptoms may be associated with episodes of impulsive
aggression, self-injury, and drug or alcohol abuse. Distortions
in cognition and sense of self can lead to frequent changes
in long-term goals, career plans, jobs, friendships, gender
identity, and values. Sometimes people with BPD view themselves
as fundamentally bad, or unworthy.
They may feel unfairly misunderstood or mistreated, bored, empty,
and have little idea who they are. Such symptoms are most acute
when people with BPD feel isolated and lacking in social support,
and may result in frantic efforts to avoid being alone.