Borderline Personality Disorder

Information on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Complex PTSD and BPD


Among victims of child sexual abuse or physical abuse there is often an overlap in those diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those diagnosed with BPD. There is also an overlap in many symptoms of the two disorders. This may in part be due to the fact that traumas that occur in childhood not only create anxiety symptoms associated with the traumatic memories as in PTSD, but often have a profound impact on a child’s development of their sense of self and understanding of the world.


Symptoms such as nightmares are common in BPD sufferers, even among those who do not report a history of abuse.


For BPD sufferers with chronic Complex PTSD, treatment will often involve specific treatment approaches for PTSD symptoms as well as BPD.


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