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Is borderline personality disorder associated with being emotionally abused as a child?
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Dr. David Roth
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
As children try to cope with abuse, often from a loved one, they often respond with anxiety, guardedness, hypervigillance, difficulty trusting others, dissociation, and anger.
Over time this creates a pattern of relating to others and especially stress that is marked by poor attention, outbursts of anger, emotional instability, unstable relationships, dissociation, and even transient psychosis.

In brief: Yes.
As children try to cope with abuse, often from a loved one, they often respond with anxiety, guardedness, hypervigillance, difficulty trusting others, dissociation, and anger.
Over time this creates a pattern of relating to others and especially stress that is marked by poor attention, outbursts of anger, emotional instability, unstable relationships, dissociation, and even transient psychosis.
Dr. David Roth
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: It Can Be
It is not unusual for people with borderline personality disorder to have experienced some type if childhood abuse.

In brief: It Can Be
It is not unusual for people with borderline personality disorder to have experienced some type if childhood abuse.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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