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  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a psychiatric condition.
  • People with BPD often have strong, overwhelming emotions and difficulty managing relationships.
  • BPD may cause a person to display extreme behaviours, such as self-harm, or have significant changes in mood.
  • BPD often occurs with other mental illnesses such as mood disorders, eating disorders and alcohol or drug abuse. 
  • When this occurs, each condition must be recognised and treated separately.

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Reviewed on: 16-10-2019