Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

The DSM-V enumerates these two criteria as symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder:

1.  Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms

2. Chronic feelings of emptiness

Taking into account the elements in the painting and the mental condition of Vincent Van Gogh at the time, how does “The Night Cafe” illustrate Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?

What are the criteria or clinical symptoms of borderline personality disorder?

With borderline personality disorder, you have an intense fear of abandonment or instability, and you may have difficulty tolerating being alone. Yet inappropriate anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings may push others away, even though you want to have loving and lasting relationships.

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