EUPD – Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder and Its Symptoms

emotionally unstable personality disorder

EUPD or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder can be described as stress and problems that a person faces and undergoes. A person experiencing emotional instability may project a self-destructive behavior. People with EUPD can also show traits of Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD, in which the patients become doubtful of everyone around them, even of themselves. They may also have problems with instability of mood; as they can feel excited one moment and sad in the other. The people who suffer from BPD feel quite bad as they may severe their social and personal relationships as well. They are quite insecure and afraid of meeting new people and forming new relationships. Even after trying, again and again, they fail because the problem hasn’t been diagnosed and nothing has been done to solve the situation.

EUPD and its Symptoms

There are quite a number of treatments available for people suffering from Emotionally Unstable Personality disorder and not even just the specialized treatments, there are some steps that you can take yourself. If you don’t want to start with meds right away, you can try some steps, but I would suggest you seek professional help if the symptoms persist. It would be common for the people suffering from BPD to incline towards drugs, alcohol or even junk food habits. I am going to mention some of the traits, a person suffering from EUPD usually projects.

Symptoms of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

1. Fear of getting Abandoned

Symptoms of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

People suffering with EUPD often fear that they will get abandoned by their loved ones and the people they know. They fear that they will be left behind by the people they care about. This fear often comes from a traumatic childhood.

2. Drug Abuse

drug Abuse

The patients, if not given medical treatment on time may start indulging themselves in drugs, alcohol, sex abuse as a way to escape from all the other thoughts that they feel due to BPD

3. Self-Harm and Suicidal tendencies

self-Harm and Suicidal tendencies

Many patients have been known to show self-harming behavior and suicidal tendencies. Due to frequent mood swings, impulsive actions and depressing thoughts, they tend to go overboard and hurt themselves. People around the patients should take extra care when dealing with them.

4. Frequent Mood Swings

frequent Mood Swings

BPD patients also suffer from frequently changing mood swings. In return, they tend to disturb their interpersonal relationships and social connections.

5. Unjustified Anger Bursts

unjustified Anger Bursts

Sudden and out of the blue anger bursts is also one of the signs. If a person is known to get angry with just about anything then it does not necessarily mean that the person is suffering from BPD, but a medical checkup won’t hurt.

6. Impulsive Decision Making

impulsive Decision Making

EUPD patients make impulsive decisions. Patience is a rare tool that they are known to use. They can change their whole plans just on a single impulsion and won’t care about consequences in the heat of the moment.

7.  Paranoid of people around

paranoid of people around

They are afraid of socializing and being around people. This can because of many reasons but the main reasons could be abandonment, fear of getting hurt or hurting someone else’s feelings and shattering interpersonal relationships.

8. Inferiority complex and feeling of worthlessness

Emotionally unstable people may also feel worthless and inferior. This behavior may make them isolate themselves from the outside world and shut inside. Point to be noted: being socially awkward and suffering from EUPD is different. So try to talk to them and if they show other signs as well, then seek professional help.

9.  Unstable Relationships

unstable Relationships

They are not able to maintain long term relationships. Now, this may also be normal for some people but BPD patients, generally, are unable to maintain commitment and healthy relationships.

10. Feeling emptiness

They feel empty, alone and left out. Even when they are at the party, you can find them sitting alone in a corner, silently and sipping their drink without talking to anyone and also trying to avoid any possible conversation. And I would say that they came to the party even after being pushed hard, otherwise, they would have avoided going altogether.

11. Stress and dissociation from society

stress and dissociation from society

As also mentioned in the above points, the ones who suffer are not able to associate themselves with the crowd and find it difficult to mix up. A social gathering is not just awkward but quite uncomfortable for them.

EUPD Symptoms

An abnormal upbringing with lots of violence and chaos may be the cause of EUPD. Many people who have been abused in the past have not been healed since then. There can be cases of EUPD even if the person has not experienced any trauma. If you know anyone who is known to show these symptoms, traits or behavior you should get them diagnosed as soon as possible. As “prevention is better than cure”. Continuous love and proper care by people around are also necessary. Since Emotionally Unstable personality Disorder is usually caused due to social factors around a person, it would be great if the people around the patient could maintain a warm and caring environment.

I hope it helped. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Suresh Babu

    Helpful topic, thanks.

  2. Johnmerchant

    Informative and helpful for such people great work keep sharing with us.

  3. reyes

    I'd say this is one of the best article I've read. You nailed it from beginning to end. To write this you might have worked hard for research. King regards, Thompson Raahauge

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