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The Emotional Vulnerability of Borderline Personality Disorder

Individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) aren’t just genetically vulnerable to emotions; they’ve also grown up in an “invalidating environment.” This means they likely have never learned how to regulate their emotions, or their emotions were continuously ignored or dismissed. It’s important to remember that people with BPD do get better, and simply need to learn the skills of managing their emotions. While this requires hard work and effort, treatments such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) have been shown to be highly effective. It should also be noted, however, that not everyone who is emotionally sensitive goes on to develop borderline personality disorder.

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