Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental condition causing inability to control emotions.
Causes are not very clear but some possibilities are:
- Difficult childhood
- Neglect or separation
- Highly sensitive temperament
- Unstable moods
- Intense emotions
- High sensitivity to rejection
- Difficulty in managing interpersonal relationships
- Poor self image
- Suicidal thoughts and behavior
- Substance abuse
- Risky behavior
- Dependency and fear of loneliness
- Psychotherapy is the most widely used treatment and includes group or individual therapy.
- Medication is sometimes used to manage symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
- Hospitalization is required in severe cases where constant monitoring may be needed and there is threat of self injury.