Emotionally unstable personality disorder impulsive type

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What is emotionally unstable personality disorder impulsive type?

Emotionally unstable personality disorder is characterized by a definite tendency to act impulsively and without consideration of the consequences; the mood is unpredictable and capricious. The impulsive type is characterized predominantly by emotional instability and lack of impulse control.

Common symptoms reported by people with emotionally unstable personality disorder impulsive type

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with emotionally unstable personality disorder impulsive type

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stresam)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with emotionally unstable personality disorder impulsive type, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with emotionally unstable personality disorder impulsive type

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
rapid weight gain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stiffness in jaw tremor in hands
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stresam)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with emotionally unstable personality disorder impulsive type, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has emotionally unstable personality disorder impulsive type on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 19
30s 17
40s 21
50s 19
60s 4
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 32
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

78% Female
22% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 40
Not Diagnosed 11

These charts show data from emotionally unstable personality disorder impulsive type patients who have completed their condition history
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