Borderline Personality Disorder Directory
Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that causes intense mood swings, impulsive behaviors, and severe problems with relationships and self-worth. People with borderline personality disorder often have other problems such as depression, eating disorders, or substance abuse. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about borderline personality, its characteristics, how it's treated, and much more.
Borderline Personality Disorder vs. Bipolar Disorder
Borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are often confused. They both have symptoms of impulsiveness and mood swings.
Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse
You may know alcohol use disorder as “alcohol abuse,” alcohol dependence,” or “alcoholism.” How can you know if you have it?
What's Behind Self-Mutilation?
Self-injury, also called self-harm or self-mutilation, is often a sign of deeper problems. WebMD explains its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Causes of Mental Illness
A look at the various causes of mental illness, including biological, psychological, and environmental factors.
Rehab's Role in Treating Addiction
Experts explain the treatment of drug and alcohol problems at rehab clinics -- for celebrities and for regular folks.
Cutting & Self-Harm: Warning Signs and Treatment
Cutting can be a parent's worst nightmare which often comes by surprise.
Medications for Alcohol Dependence
Treatment for alcohol use disorder isn't just 12-step programs. Medication can help people who want to stop drinking or drink significantly less.
Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
Mental health problems are frequently complicated by substance abuse, putting patients in need of special care.