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Borderline personality disorder

A mental disorder marked by emotional instability and severely distorted self-image.

Overview

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition marked by emotional instability.

Symptoms

It causes severely distorted self-image and feelings of worthlessness. These can lead to anger, mood swings, and social isolation.

Treatments

Treatment with talk therapy, medications, or both is often successful. Hospitalization helps if symptoms are severe.

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