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]

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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