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OUTLINE IUnderstanding Borderline Personality ACommon Stereotypes BCharacteristics Symptoms 1Fear of Abandonment 2Impulsivity Self-Damaging Behavior 3Difficulty Controlling Anger 4Brief Psychotic Episodes CPrevalence in Society 1Celebrity Film Example IIHistory of Classification APersonality Organization BAtypical Form of Other Personality Disorders CIndependent Disorder IIICausal Contributory Factors APsychoanalytic 1Object-Relations Theory 2Developmental Model BChildhood Abuse IVTreatment Methods APsychoeducational Approach 1Joining 2Multiple Family Group Sessions BDialectical Behavior Therapy DBT 1Main Treatment Tasks 2Stages of Treatment CAlternatives VClosing Statement Understanding BPD Borderline Personality Disorder BPD might sound a somewhat less-serious problem or perhaps a disorder that resists being categorized However both are stereotypes having strong roots in the disorders history Originally the term borderline was used to describe a condition that was thought to border between neurotic and psychotic disorders Its unusual and often confusing symptoms combined with a lack of information at that time led to an indistinct use of terminology and consequently misconceptions in definition Since the DSM-III it has been recognized as a unique type of personality disorder and fairly recently much concerning its etiology course and treatment has been identified Borderline individuals sometimes referred to as borderlines generally display a pattern of behavior marked by disruptions in identity mood and close personal relationships First their basic identity often has serious problems and is especially unstable Likewise it is standard to find their relationships are also quite erratic In addition the borderline may carry out desperate efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment become verbally abusive threaten suicide or have intense outbursts of anger with little provocation Carson Butcher Mineka 2000 The borderline will often seek a relationship not necessarily romantic with someone who they believe cares about them and will be accessible In addition to focusing on one person at a time they tend to vacillate between modes of idealization and devaluation of the person due in part to their unrealistic expectations for them At any moment if they believe that
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