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Self-harm May Stop Painful Emotions for People with BPD

People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) typically experience intense emotions and have a hard time controlling those emotions. Physical pain seems to help them release emotional tension and is likely why they engage in self-harm, a common symptom of BPD.

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BPD and Co-occurring PTSD Study Looks at Differences in Self-harm Among Women

Women diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) alone attempt suicide for different reasons and with different degrees of severity than BPD patients with co-occurring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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Warning Signs of Suicide: When to Get Help

A large percentage of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) make attempts on their own life. About 70 percent of people with BPD will attempt suicide, and between 8 and 10 percent of people with BPD commit suicide. But, if you know the warning signs, suicide is preventable.

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I Keep Hurting Myself — Does That Mean I Have BPD?

You may be engaging in self-injurious behaviors as a way to deal with trauma, gain control over your body, or as a symptom of a personality disorder such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

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Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder in Your Teen: When to Get Help

Impulsiveness, chronic boredom, mood swings, and self-harm are all signs of adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder. If your teen is experiencing these behaviors, you may want to have him or her screened for BPD.

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