Borderline Personality Disorder Questionnaire

Welcome to your Borderline Personality Disorder Questionnaire  This is a quick nine question test - no real scoring here - if you answer True to any question you need to consider whether you need help.

This Borderline Personality Disorder Test (BPD test) can help determine whether you might have the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Use the results to decide if you need to see a doctor or other mental health professional to further discuss diagnosis and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.   This questionnaire is NOT a diagnostic tool - mental health disorders can only be diagnosed by a mental health practitioner.

If you're taking this on behalf of someone else, try and answer as you believe they would. Ideally you'd get them to take the questionnaire.

Please note we do not store any answers to this questionnaire - what you note on your action plan is up to you.

The questions below relate to life experiences common among people who have borderline personality disorder. Please read each question carefully, and indicate how often you have experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few weeks.

1. My relationships are very intense, unstable, and alternate between the extremes of over idealizing and undervaluing people who are important to me.
2. My emotions change very quickly, and I experience intense episodes of sadness, irritability, and anxiety or panic attacks.
3. My level of anger is often inappropriate, intense and difficult to control.
4. Now, or in the past, when upset, I have engaged in recurrent suicidal behaviors, gestures, threats, or self-injurious behavior such as cutting, burning or hitting myself.
5. I have a significant and persistently unstable image or sense of my self, or of who I am or what I truly believe in.
6. I have very suspicious ideas, and am even paranoid (falsely believe that others are plotting to cause me harm) at times; or I experience episodes under stress when I feel that I, other people or the situation is somewhat unreal.
7. I engage in two or more self-damaging acts such as excessive spending, unsafe and inappropriate sexual conduct, substance abuse, reckless driving, and binge eating.
8. I engage in frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment by people who are close to me.
9. I suffer from chronic feelings of emptiness and boredom.
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