The most famous film characters that depicted severe cases of BPD were Evelyn in Play Misty for Me” and Alex in Fatal Attraction. 75% of Borderline Personality Disorders are diagnosed in women.
There’s a great deal of disagreement as to the cause, but clearly, genetic and biological factors, trauma such as sexual abuse and early childhood factors play a role.
Chaotic relationships, anxiety, depression, impulsivity, anger, irritability and serious emotional instability characterize this disorder. Fear of abandonment is a core issue. Suicide attempts and substance abuse are common.
Early assessment and intervention is critical to reduce the fallout from this disabling condition.
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