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Borderline Personality Disorder in Young People - Facts for Families
Young people may be moody and irritable at times. They may also feel sensitive to being left out. Learning how to regulate emotions is a normal part of growing up. For some teens these emotions can be more extreme and a sign of serious problems. If your teen is experiencing intense and frequent mood swings, impulsive behaviors, self-harm or difficulties in relationships, it could be due to a psychiatric condition called borderline personality disorder (BPD). The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Facts for Families provides concise and up-to-date information on borderline personality disorder in young people.