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What causes borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

It is not entirely clear what causes someone to develop borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is known that people with close family members who have BPD are at greater risk and that trauma in early life may contribute to the condition.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 17 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Antisocial personality disorder


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