What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Essay

707 Words Mar 18th, 2016 3 Pages

What is Borderline Personality Disorder? It is a serious mental illness in which people

have problems regulating thought and emotions. It also includes reckless behavior and

unstable relationships with people. Many people with Borderline Personality Disorder

such as severe depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and self-harm

(attempted suicide, suicide cutting, or scaring). As many as 80 percent of people with

Borderline Personality Disorder are suicidal, but only 4 to 9 percent actually commit

suicide. This disorder makes it very hard to carry out a normal life style. Imagine how

you would feel to be so overwhelmed with a task as easy as going out to lunch with

friends or living with the feeling every day that you are never good enough at anything no

matter how hard you try; you feel as if everyone looks down on you. Seemingly mundane

or everyday events may trigger these symptoms. GENTIC AND ENVIORMENTAL EFFECTS ON BPD

Research on Borderline Personality Disorder show that it can be genetic and also

Environmental. (research website, www.nimh.nih.gov). Genetically it is said that people

can inherit trait such as temperament, personality, impulsiveness, and aggression.

Socially or culturally some factors include things such as, rape, unstable home life, abuse

or neglect, drugs, and even low income.

WHO IS AT RISK? Some of the participants in the…

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