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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

 
  
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What is borderline personality disorder?

Written by : DoctorNDTV Team

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a condition characterised by impulsive actions, mood instability, and chaotic relationships. A person with a borderline personality disorder often experiences a repetitive pattern of disorganisation and instability in self-image, mood, behaviour and close personal relationships. This can cause significant distress or impairment in friendships and work. People with this disorder can often be bright and intelligent, and appear warm, friendly and competent. They sometimes can maintain this appearance for a number of years until their defence structure breaks down, usually around a stressful situation like the break-up of a relationship or the death of a parent.

  
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