Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that causes unstable moods, behaviour, and relationships. This is a type of mental health problem where your attitudes, beliefs and behaviours cause you to have problems in your life. This disorder usually begins in early adulthood and sometimes gets better with age.
With borderline personality disorder, you have an intense fear of abandonment or instability, and you may have difficulty tolerating being alone. However, because of anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings, you push others away, even though you want to have loving and lasting relationships.
The exact causes of borderline personality disorder are unknown, although research suggests that it is likely to be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental and social factors. Adults with borderline personality disorder are considerably more likely to have been victims of violence, including rape and other crimes.