Borderline Personality Disorder
An underlying reason for the erratic career and eventual self-destruction of Amy Winehouse, the singer who died in July, has emerged in an account of her final days published in The Sunday Times today.
Doctors believed she was suffering borderline personality disorder (BPD), a serious mental illness associated with intense inner pain, mood swings and addiction. Winehouse, whose angst and swagger made her "the finest female singer Britain has ever produced", was never formally diagnosed because she would not agree. Doctors recommended that she undergo dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), however, which was developed to treat the condition.