Associated Conditions of Borderline Personality Disorder


About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Borderline Personality Disorder, and underlying causes may be causes of Borderline Personality Disorder, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Borderline Personality Disorder. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Borderline Personality Disorder. People with Borderline Personality Disorder may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Borderline Personality Disorder is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Associated conditions list: The list of conditions mentioned by various sources as associated with Borderline Personality Disorder includes:

Associated conditions: BPD often occurs together with other psychiatric problems, particularly bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and other personality disorders.1

1. excerpt from Borderline Personality Disorder: NIMH

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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