A condition characterized by difficulties regulating emotion. This means that people who experience BPD feel emotions intensely and for extended periods of time, and it is harder for them to return to a stable baseline after an emotionally triggering event.
In addition to environmental factors — such as a history of child abuse or neglect — borderline personality disorder may be linked to:
Brain cans revealed that in many people with BPD, 3 parts of the brain were either smaller than expected or had unusual levels of activity. These parts were:
It's thought that many people with BPD have something wrong with the neurotransmitters in their brain, particularly serotonin.Neurotransmitters are "messenger chemicals" used by your brain to transmit signals between brain cells. Altered levels of serotonin have been linked to depression, aggression and difficulty controlling destructive urges.
BPD is often treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy
The cause of BPD is generally seen as a combination of biological and environmental factors, rather than linked to any one cause.
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