Borderline Personality disorder (BPD)

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental disorder usually marked by ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships. A person with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last from only a few hours to days.Some people with BPD also have high rates of co-occurring mental disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders, along with substance abuse, self-harm, suicidal thinking and behaviors, and suicide.Unfortunately, BPD is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. It is generally based on a thorough interview and a comprehensive medical exam.Research funded by NIMH is underway to look for ways to improve diagnosis of and treatments for BPD, and to understand the various components of BPD and other personality disorders such as impulsivity, relationship problems, and emotional instability. Study the article @


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