If you are suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), you may experience a lessening of symptoms associated with the disorder as you get older. But don’t let this fool you into thinking that you can merely “grow out of” BPD. Although there is sometimes a reduction of Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms as a person ages, it is dangerous to assume that you can just wait out the disorder and hope to get better.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

Only relatively recently has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) been accepted by clinicians, therapists, and even insurance companies as a valid psychiatric diagnosis. The initial lack of diagnostic precision in determining the exact behavior and symptoms associated with BPD, combined with the fact that the disorder overlapped with a number of other psychiatric disorders, led many to question the validity of the diagnosis.