Disability Resources & Services
Mental Emotional Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
- What is it?
- Pervasive chronic psychological disorder
- Affects work, family, social life
- Disturbance in self-image
- Pervasive difficulty with interpersonal relationships
- Inappropriate range of emotions
- Inaccurate perception of self, others, world
- Difficulty with impulse control
- Pervasive pattern of behavior different from cultural norms
- Behaviors appear more dramatic from norm
- Typical age of onset is adolescence or early adulthood
- What does it look like?
- Impulsive actions and thoughts
- Inappropriate intense anger, rage or paranoia
- Exaggerated or inappropriate reaction to grades
- Heightened emotional reactions to constructive comments/criticisms
- Anxiety reactions when called on in class
- Dramatic reactions to changed in syllabus, assignments, tests, etc.
Also see Academic Tips for mental emotional disorders