Developmental pathways to borderline personality disorder.

@article{Chanen2012DevelopmentalPT,
  title={Developmental pathways to borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Andrew M Chanen and Michael Kaess},
  journal={Current psychiatry reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={45-53}
}
This paper reviews recent studies of biological and environmental risk and protective factors and patterns of continuity leading to borderline personality disorder (BPD). It focuses on prospective studies of children and adolescents and studies of young people with borderline pathology, reporting findings from genetics, neurobiology, experimental psychopathology, environmental risk, and precursor signs and symptoms. Studies of individuals earlier in the course of BPD demonstrate relatively… CONTINUE READING