WE: Foundation for Understanding
The four Behavioral Dimensions of the Disorder can make it easier for many people to understand the Disorder in the context of their lives.
Extensive research has helped us better understand the combination of genetic, biological and environmental risk factors that places people at higher risk for developing Borderline Disorder, though much more research still needs to be done.
Another way to help place the impact of the Disorder into context is to understand roles different co-occurring disorders may play. Many co-occurring disorders are, in and of themselves, individual mental health diagnoses. This is part of what makes Borderline Disorder so difficult to diagnose.