Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline Personality Disorder  is a mental disorder associated with people who have difficulty regulating intense, impulsive emotions over a long period, have a poor self-identity and unstable relationships. People with BPD often feel insecure, are terrified of being left alone or abandoned, have impulsive, often self-destructive behavior, exhibit self-harm or suicidal tendencies, explosive fits of anger, and extreme emotional swings that can be triggered by relationship distress. 

Women Affected More

It is estimated that more than one percent of the U.S. population experience Borderline Personality Disorder with more than 75 percent being women. Some researchers believe that men are equally affected but are often misdiagnosed as having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or depression.

CBT Helps

The causes for BPD are not fully known but researchers believe genetics and traumatic life events may be contributing factors. BPD often begins in early adulthood and may gradually improve with age or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as mood and antidepressant medications.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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