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How Borderline Personality Disorder Affects Relationships

One hallmark of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is interpersonal hypersensitivity—which is a technical way of saying that many BPD patients have trouble being in healthy, secure, and mutually beneficial relationships with others. According to the Journal of Personality Disorder, BPD patients have “intense needs for closeness and attention,” but at …

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What Exactly Is Borderline Personality Disorder—and How Do You Know If You Could Have It?

Though the exact cause of borderline personality disorder is unknown, the mental illness seems to emerge mostly in late adolescence and early adulthood. Many people can experience remission, but the disorder can continue over a lifetime and can cause significant problems in two main areas of life: a sense of …

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