Are you wondering whether you have BPD? Unfortunately, there is no easy way to know. There are a number of conditions and disorders, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder, which share symptoms with BPD. There are even some medical conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
The only way to really understand whether the symptoms you are experiencing are BPD is to see a licensed mental health professional for an assessment. Thinking about getting an assessment can be very anxiety provoking, and it is not uncommon for people to avoid it for years. However, getting an accurate diagnosis is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Learning more about the BPD diagnostic criteria and assessment process can make taking this step less daunting.