Borderline Personality Disorder & Co-occurring Conditions

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May 3, 2012
Borderline Personality Disorder & Co-occurring Conditions

It can be difficult to diagnose borderline personality disorders (BPD) because it generally has co-occurring disorders alongside it. These other disorders may then conceal the symptoms of BPD, causing those traits to go unnoticed for a period of time. Borderline personality disorder is diagnosed due to continual emotion dysregulation that is reflected by unstable relationships, mood fluctuation and impulsivity of

Chemical Dependency / Substance Abuse

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March 1, 2012
Chemical Dependency / Substance Abuse

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) frequently co-occurs with substance abuse and dependency upon drugs impacting mental and physical well-being. Because young adults with BPD frequently have strong emotions, casual use of alcohol and/or drugs may lead to abuse or dependence. It is never too soon to treat substance addiction or abuse. While abuse and addiction are separate conditions, they involve many