chrys·a·lis — a transitional state; a sheltered state or stage of being or growth.
On these pages, please find additional descriptions of the nine diagnostic indicators of BPD.*
One – Fear of abandonment.
Two – Unstable relationships.
Three – Unclear or shifting self-image.
Four – Impulsive, self-destructive behaviors.
Five – Self-harm.
Six – Extreme emotional swings.
Seven – Chronic feelings of emptiness.
Eight – Explosive anger.
Nine – Feeling out of touch with reality.
These nine symptoms (DSM-IV) may be used to diagnose borderline personality disorder. Many symptoms are common to other disorders. Seek professional guidance if you are concerned about a diagnosis.
*Bipolar disorder is abbreviated BD and shares many symptoms with BPD.