Symptoms can vary from person to person. Common symptoms include:

  • Distorted self- image
  • Feelings of isolation, boredom, and emptiness
  • Mood swings, sometimes severe and sudden
  • Feelings of anxiety
  • Loss of interest in routine activities
  • Suicidal thoughts


Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. These symptoms often result in impulsive actions and problems in relationships. People with borderline personality disorder may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that can last from a few hours to days.