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Munch, Jugend am Meer (1904, Linde Frieze) 02
Youth at the sea is a painting by Edvard Munch, done in 1904. It is part of the Linda Frieze. According to art historian Nicolai Stang, this picture shows the inability to make contact with other people (which is one of the main symptoms of BPD). Some psychologists diagnosed Munch as a sufferer of BPD.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a long-term mental illness. People diagnosed with BPD are often very impulsive, and generally have a low self-esteem. Moods often change quickly. For these reasons, these people often have trouble keeping a stable relationship. Frequently, people with BPD also suffer from other conditions, such as clinical depression. Treating people with BPD is difficult, and is usually done using a combination of therapy and drugs.

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