The study concluded that clusters of BPD in families have genetic causes and are not caused by shared environmental factors (such as socioeconomic status). That means that if those identical twins had been separated and grew up in different environments, their likelihood of developing BPD would remain the same based on their genes.
BPD is one of the most stigmatized mental health disorders. As a result, some believe those with the disorder are unworthy of being loved. The emotional instability of those with BPD creates a vicious cycle whereby actions to cope with the burden of stigma exacerbate the condition
A recent study provides convincing evidence of a tendency among those with borderline personality disorder to expect the worst of people.
Some of borderline personality disorder’s reputation of being difficult to treat comes from the antiquated idea that BPD is intractable and that people with BPD have a character problem that makes them attention-seeking and help-rejecting
“I noticed my symptoms were a lot stronger and more dysfunctional when I was in a relationship,” she says, who was diagnosed in March 2021.
“I get obsessive quite quickly. I’ll constantly want to call or text, and I’ll isolate from other friends – I drop hobbies and dedicate all my time to that person.”