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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Borderline Personality Disorder Signs & Symptoms -a pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image and emotions-impulsive, oftentimes demonstrating self-injurious behaviors - often is accompanied by a similar lability in a persons emotions and feelings. Causes *Genetics-Some studies of twins and familiessuggest that personality disordersmay be inherited throughfamily members*Environmental Factors-Many people with borderline personality disorder have a history of childhood abuse, neglect and separation from caregivers or loved ones*Brain Abnormalities-Some research has shown changes in certain areas of the brain involved in emotion regulation, impulsivity and aggression. In addition, certain brain chemicals that help regulate mood, such as serotonin, may not function properly. Treatments +Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)- focuses on the concept of mindfulness, or paying attention to the present emotion+Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)- can help people with BPD recognize and change both their beliefs and the ways they act that reflect inaccurate or negative opinions of themselves and others If you experience any of these, consult a medical professional IMMEDIATELY! This graph show the mortality rates of BPD victims, along with the survival rate of those with and without BPD. Prevalence In 2008, the first-ever large-scale, community study of personality disorders found a lifetime prevalence of 5.9 percent (18 million people) for BPD, with no significant difference in the rate of prevalence in men (5.6 percent) compared with women (6.2 percent).
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