Borderline Personality Disorder

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable interpersonal relationships. A person with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last from only a few hours to days.[1]

Association of BPD and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[edit | edit source]

Penfold (2016) stated:

BPD in patients with CFS:

"There does not appear to be firm and consistent evidence to support the hypothesis that the prevalence of BPD is higher in individuals with CFS than in the general population."[2]

Courjatet (2009) and Kempke (2013) also found personality disorders were no more common in ME/CFS patients than in the general population.[3][4]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2009, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and DSM-IV Personality Disorders[4] (Abstract)
  • 2013, Prevalence of DSM-IV Personality Disorders in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Controlled Study[3](Abstract)
  • 2016, The association between borderline personality disorder, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome: systematic review[5](Abstract)

See also[edit | edit source]


Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome


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