Basic Summary for Borderline Personality Disorder


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Main name of condition: Borderline Personality Disorder
Other names or spellings: BPD


What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  Brief description of Borderline Personality Disorder: Mental condition with behavioral and emotional problems.
  Parent types of Borderline Personality Disorder: Mental illness
  Organs Affected by Borderline Personality Disorder: mental
How many people get Borderline Personality Disorder?
  Prevalance of Borderline Personality Disorder: 2 percent of adults (NIMH)
  Prevalance Rate of Borderline Personality Disorder: approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA [about data]
  Incidence (annual) of Borderline Personality Disorder: 3,019 annual cases in Victora 1996 (DHS-VIC)
  Incidence Rate of Borderline Personality Disorder: approx 1 in 1,510 or 0.07% or 180,074 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Borderline Personality Disorder: BPD is more common, affecting 2 percent of adults, mostly young women.1
How serious is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  Complications of Borderline Personality Disorder: see complications of Borderline Personality Disorder
What causes Borderline Personality Disorder?
  Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder: see causes of Borderline Personality Disorder
What are the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder?
  Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder: see symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder: see treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder
  Research for Borderline Personality Disorder: see research for Borderline Personality Disorder

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Borderline Personality Disorder: NIMH

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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