Overview of BPD
BPD is the most common personality disorder in clinical settings, and it is present in cultures around the world. It causes marked distress and impairment in social, occupational and role functioning, and it is associated with high rates of self-destructive behavior (e.g. suicide attempts) and completed suicide.
The concept of borderline personality disorder can be as difficult and frustrating to understand as the people it attempts to define. Hence, there is an abundance of literature on the topic attempting to explain its meaning, its aetiology, its parameters, its place in psychiatry and its management. Continue reading