Causes Of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological disorder. It is characterized by many symptoms including impulsive and reckless behaviors, severe anger issues, and a pattern of unstable personal relationships (National Institute of Mental Health, 2014). Many people will be affected by borderline personality disorder at some point in their life, and those that develop BPD are at an increased chance to have other disorders including depression and eating disorders (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2014). The treatments for BPD include the three types of psychotherapy (National Institute of Mental Health, 2014) and can also include medications (Mayo Clinic, 2014). living with BPD is very difficult, for the person with BPD and their family and friends. Scientists do not know the exact cause of BPD, but have many theories on the possible causes.

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Some symptoms that Psych Central lists for borderline personality disorder are fear of abandonment, unstable personal relationships, unstable sense of self or self-image, impulsivity, suicidal and/or self-mutilating behaviors, unstable emotions, and severe feelings of emptiness (2014). Mayo Clinic adds onto that list by saying to be diagnosed with BPD a patient must have at least five of the symptoms listed above and adding on wide mood swings, frequent anger issues, and periods of paranoia (2014). Physical fights, frequent losses of temper, and other anger issues are another sign of BPD (Mayo Clinic, 2014). People suffering from BPD are also known for their risky and impulsive behavior. These may include risky driving, gambling sprees, unsafe sex, or the use of illegal drugs

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