Overview of borderline personality disorder
This section provides information about borderline personality disorders (BPD). How they are diagnosed, possible causes and where to get further information and support.
- BPD means that you feel strong emotions which can be difficult to cope with. You may feel angry or upset very often.
- Around 1 in 100 people have BPD.
- There are many different causes of BPD, but it is common for people with BPD to have had a traumatic childhood.
- Having BPD can make it more likely that you will self-harm or act impulsively.
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