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Symptoms

Borderline personality disorder is a condition that affects how you think, feel and interact with other people.

Symptoms of borderline personality include being emotionally unstable, having upsetting thoughts and acting without thinking.

The main treatment for borderline personality disorder is a type of talking therapy called psychotherapy.

The cause of borderline personality disorder is unclear. It's been linked to traumatic events during childhood, such as neglect or abuse.

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Symptoms of borderline personality include being emotionally unstable, having upsetting thoughts and acting without thinking.

Symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD)

The symptoms of BPD can be grouped into 4 main areas:

The symptoms of a personality disorder may range from mild to severe and usually emerge in adolescence, persisting into adulthood.

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The main treatment for borderline personality disorder is a type of talking therapy called psychotherapy.

Medical treatments

Many people with BPD can benefit from psychological or medical treatment.

Treatment may involve a range of individual and group psychological therapies (psychotherapy) carried out by trained professionals working with a community mental health team.

Effective treatment may last more than a year.

Over time, many people with BPD overcome their symptoms and recover. Additional treatment is recommended for people whose symptoms return.

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The cause of borderline personality disorder is unclear. It's been linked to traumatic events during childhood, such as neglect or abuse.

Read more on the NHS website.