Can People with Borderline Personality Disorder Change?

Can People with Borderline Personality Disorder Change?

The idea that personality is stable over adulthood is no longer considered accurate in lifespan psychology, even though the average person often assumes change is impossible. When it comes to borderline personality disorder (BPD), many people therefore also commonly believe this is a permanent condition. You may know someone who you believe fits the diagnostic criteria—they may demonstrate extreme fluctuations in their sense of self, ability to maintain relationships, impulsiveness, feelings of emptiness, and fear of abandonment. It seems to you that this person will be that way forever, and for better or worse, you need to figure out how you’re going to manage to keep your...

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