What causes BPD?
Medical professionals are divided on what causes BPD, and the short answer is we don’t really know a definite cause. Experts believe there are several factors that may play a part:
Childhood trauma – many people who have been diagnosed with BPD have suffered childhood trauma such as neglect or abuse. It’s believed that childhood trauma disrupts the development of the brain.
Brain chemicals – an imbalance in the chemicals that control the brain’s functions (particularly serotonin, sometimes known as the ‘happy’ hormone) could be linked with the condition.
Genetics – those with close family members diagnosed with BPD are thought to be more likely to be diagnosed with BPD themselves.
These are just some of the things that could be linked to BPD, but more research is needed to understand this disorder and its causes.