Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness

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Psychiatry A disorder of adult onset, which is characterized by instable interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affect, impulsivity in various contexts, and fluctuations in intense moods

Borderline Personality Disorder
  1. Frantic efforts to prevent real or imagined abandonment
  2. A pattern of intense and unstable interpersonal relationships swinging between extremes of idealization and devaluation
  3. Unstable self-image
  4. Impulsivity in 2+ areas & self-destructive potential, eg binge eating, driving, gambling, sexual relations, substance abuse
  5. Recurring suicidal or self-mutilating gestures or behaviors
  6. Marked lability of moods and affect
  7. Chronic feeling of ’emptiness’
  8. Inappropriate anger and inability to control anger
  9. Transient stress-related paranoid ideation or dissociative symptoms

McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.



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