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Borderline personality disorder

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Introduction
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the most commonly seen personality disorders by GPs. Many people with BPD will self-harm and attempt suicide.
Symptoms of borderline personality disorder
Symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) include emotional instability, impulsive behaviour and intense yet unstable relationships with others.
Causes of borderline personality disorder
There is not one single cause of borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is probably caused by a combination of different factors and traumatic childhood events.
Diagnosing borderline personality disorder
If your GP suspects that you may have BPD, it is likely that you will be referred to your local community mental health team (CMHT) for a more in-depth assessment.
Treating borderline personality disorder
Treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) involves psychotherapy which is a type of talking therapy that has proved effective in treating complex mental health conditions.