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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Borderline Personality Disorder By: Janet Park 3B Medical Definition Symptoms Stats Symptoms Who does this disease affect? BPD affects 2% of the population. If you have a parent or sibling with this disorder,you are at an increasedrisk. It is also prevalent in families with members who have antisocial personality disorder, substance abuse, or mood disorders. BPD is also twice as likely to affectwomen than men. Additional Facts Borderline Personality Disorder, or "BPD", is a mental health condition in which a person has long-term patterns of unstable and turbulent emotions. 1 in 10 people with BPD commit suicide. - Impulsive/risky behavior- Awareness of destructive behavior- Wide mood swings- Short but intense moments of anxiety/depression- Inappropriate anger- Difficulty controlling emotions- Suicidal behavior- Feeling empty- Fear of being alone- Feelings of self-hatred 5 out of 9 symptoms must be present to make a diagnosis. BPD Bipolar II Disorder 1 in 10 people with BPD commit suicide. 5 out of 9 symptoms must be present in order to make a diagnosis. BPD and Bipolar II Disorder have 5 symptoms that overlap; unstability being the most common one. Symptoms Treatments - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): has been proven to have positive effects on 86% of those with BPD- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT)- Regular exercise- Omega-3 Fatty Acid intake (Psychotropic medications have proven to have no effect) If left untreated, those with BPD are prone to committing suicide or engaging in unhealthy relationships/behaviors. Common causes: Sexual abuse 77% Environmental stress 97% Anxiety 81% There are more than 3 million diagnosed with BPD. 20% of those in psychiatric hospitals have BPD.
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