What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that makes it hard for a person to feel comfortable in themselves. People with BPD have difficulty managing emotions, impulses and relating to others. They have high levels of distress and anger and can easily take offence at things other people do or say. This can cause distress in their work life, family and social life. For most people this pattern begins during their teenage years or as a young adult but the distress can improve in later adulthood.
BPD is treatable and people can live full and productive lives.
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