Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that causes intense
mood swings, impulsive behaviors, and severe problems with relationships and
self-worth. People with this disorder often have other problems such as
eating disorders, or
Most of the time, signs
of the disorder first appear in childhood. But problems often don't start until
early adulthood. Treatment can be very hard, and getting better can take years.
This is because problems with emotions and behaviors are hard to improve. But
treatment may work better than experts used to think. Most people with severe
symptoms get better over time.
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