Borderline Personality Disorder (cont.)

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How can borderline personality disorder be prevented?

Societal interventions like prevention of child abuse, domestic violence, and substance abuse in families can help decrease the occurrence of a number of very different mental-health problems. In contrast, specific prevention of BPD tends to focus on recognizing traits of the disorder as early as possible, followed by intensive treatment.

Where can I get more information on borderline personality disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation
340 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212-421-5244
Fax: 212-421-5243
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Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital -- Westchester Division
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: 888-694-2273
Web site:

Borderline Personality Disorder
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Borderline Personality Disorder Today
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Boulevard Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Phone: 800-950-NAMI (800-950-6264) hotline for help with depression
Fax: 703-524-9094
TDD: 703-516-7227
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National Borderline Personality Disorder Resource and Referral Center

National Education Alliance for BPD
PO Box 974
Rye, New York 10580
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: 866-615-6464 toll-free
Fax: 301-443-4279
TDD: 866-415-8051 toll-free
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