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August 2011

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family, relationships, work life, and the individual's sense of self-identity. While BPD is less well known than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, it is more common, affecting 2 percent of adults, mostly young women. People affected by BPD exhibit a high rate of self-injury without suicidal intent, significant rate of suicide attempts, and in severe cases completed suicide. Patients with BPD often need extensive mental health services, and many improve over time and are able to lead productive lives.

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" Peek Performance in life isn't about succeeding all the time or even being happy all the time. It is often about compensating, adjusting, and doing the best you can with what you have right now "  Ken Ravizza

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Happiness is felt when your life gives you whatever you are ready to give.
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