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Can borderline personality disorder be inherited?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Borderline PD

Highly unlikely that there is any genetic component to it.
BPD generally results from significant early life abuse/maltreatment. But an expert trauma therapist will take a thorough history because many patients diagnosed with BPD should be recognized as actually complex trauma. In the case of trauma, expert trauma treatment is the long term answer to reduce the distress and symptoms--don'tgive up!

In brief: Borderline PD

Highly unlikely that there is any genetic component to it.
BPD generally results from significant early life abuse/maltreatment. But an expert trauma therapist will take a thorough history because many patients diagnosed with BPD should be recognized as actually complex trauma. In the case of trauma, expert trauma treatment is the long term answer to reduce the distress and symptoms--don'tgive up!
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not.

There may be some minor link, but PD is not really as much inherited as learned from your parental role models.

In brief: Probably not.

There may be some minor link, but PD is not really as much inherited as learned from your parental role models.
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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO.

There is in fact a minor contribution that heredity plays.
However it is much more an outcome of early developmental crises and conflicts.

In brief: NO.

There is in fact a minor contribution that heredity plays.
However it is much more an outcome of early developmental crises and conflicts.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Borderline

There is no easy answer to this.
Borderline personality disorder, as well as the human condition in general are shaped by genetic factors in combination with environmental factors.

In brief: Borderline

There is no easy answer to this.
Borderline personality disorder, as well as the human condition in general are shaped by genetic factors in combination with environmental factors.
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