Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder

About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Borderline Personality Disorder. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Borderline Personality Disorder. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis

Underlying conditions list: The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Borderline Personality Disorder includes:

  • Child abuse (type of Criminal injury) - when the patient was young causing problems now
  • Childhood neglect

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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