Sexual Abuse as a Cause of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

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The writer discusses the connection between Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and sexual abuse. The writer argues that the connection between BPD and abuse in childhood in general is well established, but new evidence suggests that a sexual component to the abuse may be even more detrimental to the development of a functioning personality than abuse alone. The paper is fifteen pages long and there are ten sources listed in the bibliography.