Currently, there are a large number of borderline patients in health services. This is a comprehensive and non-systematic literature review on adolescents' emotional bonds and borderline personality disorder. National and international databases were searched, and publications addressing the psychoanalytic theory since 1995 were analyzed. The identified studies were discussed in three groups: adolescents and contemporary culture; features of borderline organization in adolescence; and adolescents' affective ties. The importance of insecure attachment, maternal psychopathology and the role of traumatic experiences in these patients' lives are discussed.
adolescents; attachment behavior; borderline personality disorder