If you have borderline personality disorder (BPD), then you are already very familiar with the serious impact that symptoms can have on your life. In addition to interpersonal, work, and physical health issues, many BPD patients also face legal issues. In fact, approximately one-third of BPD patients will be convicted in their lifetime.of
BPD symptoms may cause you to break the law, but learning more about legal issues and how they are affected by BPD can help you identify potential problem areas.
Impulsive behavior and the law
One of the sources of major legal problems is impulse control. If you have BPD, you may act without thinking about the consequences or when you are angry or depressed.This is called impulsive behavior, and it can get many people with BPD into trouble. Reckless driving, shoplifting and fighting are all examples of impulsive behavior that is illegal. Since many people with BPD are emotional and have severe reactions, this is a very common problem.
BPD and family law
In addition to the problem of impulsive behavior, you may encounter major difficulties in interpersonal relationships. Highly conflicting relationships are the core characteristics of BPD.Unfortunately, this means that people with BPD may get into legal disputes due to divorce. In addition, when the BPD couple separates, there may be custody problems. Finally, domestic violence can be a serious problem in a BPD relationship. When you have BPD, relationships can be very turbulent, so being aware of the possibility of conflict can help you communicate effectively before problems arise.
Teenagers with legal issues and BPD
Teenagers with BPD may encounter a series of legal issues for themselves. BPD often begins to appear during adolescence, so teenagers are especially at risk of dangerous behaviors and legal issues. For example, teenagers with BPD usually have a low school attendance rate and may encounter truancy laws.This will also affect their parents, especially where parents are legally responsible for their children’s schooling and other behaviors. This may be another way that BPD can cause tension with relatives.
Child abuse and neglect
Child abuse and neglect are potential environmental causes of BPD, although not all BPD patients suffer from childhood abuse. However, child abuse can also be the result of BPD. Very strong emotions, including fringe anger, can drive people with BPD to abuse their children or be overwhelmed by their own emotions to the point that they neglect their children’s care.
There are also symptoms of many people with BPD that hinder effective parenting. Some people suffer so much damage due to their symptoms that they engage in criminal abuse and neglect, sometimes leading to arrest and imprisonment. This does not mean that if you have BPD, you are destined to be a bad parent. With proper treatment and treatment, many people with BPD are excellent, caring parents. It is important to recognize the potential legal issues to deal with BPD.
In addition to the core symptoms of BPD that may cause legal problems, some of the conditions that often occur with BPD may also be the source of their own problems. Alcohol and drug abuse rates in BPD are very high.Addiction to illegal drugs and the illegal behavior of maintaining drug habits may lead to arrest.
If you have borderline personality disorder, strong emotions and rapid reactions may be difficult to control and may cause legal problems. In order to prevent eventual arrest or harm to your loved ones, it is important to find a therapist you trust to help you treat BPD and teach you proper symptom management skills.