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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There are no known ways to prevent this condition. A stable and loving home life during childhood is thought to reduce the risk of personality disorders.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Long-term effects are mostly related to the person's behavior. This may include financial, legal, and social problems. Death may occur due to suicide or risk-taking behavior.

What are the risks to others?

Borderline personality disorder is not contagious and poses no risk to others.

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 06/15/01

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