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1.5% of the Mexican population presents what is commonly known as borderline.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or borderline predisposes those who suffer from it to have risk behaviors for health, such as substance abuse, recurrent suicide threats and self-mutilation, as reported by the director general of the Institute of Psychiatry of the State of Baja California (IPEBC), Victor Salvador Rico Hernandez.

The official explained that those who suffer from BPD are characterized by being compulsive buyers, having unstable relationships, alterations in image, and having reckless behavior, as well as affective instability, reactivity in mood, feeling of emptiness, lack of anger control and sometimes they can present episodes of psychosis.

He indicated that, although it can be confused with bipolar disorder, the main difference is that it is characterized by episodic emotional disturbances, while in Borderline Personality Disorder the variations occur since the personality is formed and in a stable manner. over time.

He reported that BPD occurs in 1.5% of the population, of which 80% are women; it is also multifactorial, it has a genetic, psychological, social or biopsychosocial origin and the most efficient way to identify it is at the clinical level, that is, in a consultation with a psychiatrist.

"Its diagnosis and specialized care is important, since alterations or abnormalities may appear at the emotional, thought and behavioral levels in individuals," he pointed out.

In this regard, he mentioned that psychotherapy and the participation of the family are essential, in addition to psychoeducation, rehabilitation and in some cases the use of medication, for which he stated that all this care can be obtained free of charge at the IPEBC, it is only It is necessary to go to the nearest Health Center and request a referral form from the institution.

Finally, Rico Hernández invited people to approach the services provided by the IPEBC, dialing (686) 842 7050 in Mexicali, (664) 684 2664 in Tijuana, and (646) 178 8577 in Ensenada; as well as the Primary Addiction Care Centers (CAPA) throughout the state at (686) 556 7537; guidance can also be received on the official Facebook profile of the Institute of Psychiatry of the State of Baja California.

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