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Can teens under 18 be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes,

If the behaviors have been present, persistent and pervasive for at least a year.

In brief: Yes,

If the behaviors have been present, persistent and pervasive for at least a year.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Borderline

Criteria for personality disorders can be seen in youngsters below 18, although definitive diagnosis not used, instead, we use the term traits, such as borderline personality traits.

In brief: Borderline

Criteria for personality disorders can be seen in youngsters below 18, although definitive diagnosis not used, instead, we use the term traits, such as borderline personality traits.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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