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Borderline Personality Disorder Have you ever been curious about personality disorders even if you are not a psychology student Im sure a lot of us have I am a psychology student but long before I declared it as my major the different ways people act have held my curiosity One caught my attention because of all the information there is to learn about it Its a very complicated and difficult to diagnose disorder called Borderline personality disorder Im going to tell you what borderline personality disorder is indicationsdiagnosis of the disorder treatments and a little about people who live with the disorder Borderline Personality Disorder is probably something most people havent heard of while many have probably heard of multiple personality disorder depression and other personality disorders Borderline isnt as well known among the general population According to the website bpdcentral it comprises only 2 of the population but 60 of all personality disorders Of the 2it comprises 10 are mental health outpatients 20 are psychiatric inpatients 75 have been physically or sexually abused and an astonishing 75 of those diagnosed are female What exactly is borderline personality disorder Therapists use a book called Diagnostic and Statistical ManualDSM to make mental health diagnoses and they use nine characteristics to define what it is It should also be said that everyone has these traits to a certain extent and do not try and diagnose yourself or anyone else The definition of borderline personality disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships self-image and affects and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts as indicated by five or more of the following Having frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation called spilitting Another characteristic is identity disturbance markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self acting impulsive in
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