Symptoms of Borderline Personality

• risky behavior
• distorted self-image
• impulsivity
• anger or aggression
• self-harm or suicidal thoughts
• fear of abandonment

Causes

While the cause of borderline personality is yet to be determined, it seems to be a combination of genetics and environmental or cultural factors.

Treatment

Treatment for borderline personality can include both therapy and medication. A therapist can help shift negative thought patterns into positive ones. Therapy can also get to the core of self-belief, ultimately providing enlightenment on unwanted or harmful behavior. Effective treatment can reduce suicidal thoughts and depression.