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Fast facts on borderline personality disorder

Here are some key points about borderline personality disorder. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.

  • People with BPD have problems regulating thoughts, emotions and self-image, can be impulsive and reckless, and often have unstable relationships with other people.
  • Most cases of BPD begin in the early stages of adulthood, seem to be worse in young adulthood, but may get better with age.
  • Experts do not yet know what causes BPD.
  • Genetics, environmental factors and brain abnormalities are thought to play a role in the development of BPD.
  • About 85% of people with BPD also meet diagnostic criteria for another mental illness, such and often suffer fromdepression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and eating disorders, along with self-harm, suicidal behaviors, and completed suicides.
  • BPD and schizophrenia often co-exist, but the two are distinct conditions.
  • A person can be diagnosed with BPD if they display at least five of nine recognized symptoms.
  • Symptoms of BPD can be triggered by situations others find untroubling.
  • As many as 80% of people with BPD go on to develop suicidal behavior, and 4-9% go on to commit suicide.
  • BPD is commonly treated with psychotherapy, aided with medication and, occasionally, hospitalization.
  • There is no cure for BPD, but symptoms can improve over time and many people with BPD find ways to manage their condition successfully to lead satisfying lives.


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