Nine.

Feeling out of touch with reality.

People with BPD often struggle with paranoia or suspicious thoughts about others’ motives. When under stress, you may even lose touch with reality—an experience known as dissociation. You may feel foggy, spaced out, or as if you’re outside your own body.

HelpGuide.org

Difficulty trusting, which is sometimes accompanied by irrational fear of other people’s intentions. Feelings of dissociation, such as feeling cut off from oneself, seeing oneself from outside one’s body, or feelings of unreality.

NIMH

Periods of stress-related paranoia and loss of contact with reality, lasting from a few minutes to a few hours.

Mayo Clinic

Dissociative feelings—disconnecting from your thoughts or sense of identity or “out of body” type of feelings—and stress-related paranoid thoughts.

NAMI

This is one of nine symptoms used to diagnose borderline personality disorder. Many of these symptoms are common to other disorders and you should seek professional guidance if you are concerned about a diagnosis.

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