Borderline Personality Disorde Essay

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Borderline Personality Disorde


Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of the most controversial diagnoses in
psychology today. Ever since it was introduced in the DSM, psychologists and psychiatrists
have been trying to give the concepts behind Borderline Personality Disorder a concrete
form. Some researchers believe that BPD is a name given to the end result of
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and that the term BPD has been so misunderstood and
misused that there is no point in trying to refine it, they would rather just eliminate
the term completely.

There are many symptoms of BPD, but most are quite general. The most common symptoms of
BPD are: Relationships with others are intense but stormy with marked shifts of feelings.
The person may manipulate others and often has difficulty with trusting others. There is
also emotional instability with marked and frequent shifts to an empty lonely depression
or to irritability and anxiety. The person may show inappropriate and intense anger or
rage with temper tantrums and resentment, and a loss of control or fear of loss of control
over angry feelings. There is a feeling that one is flawed, defective, damaged or bad in
some way, with a tendency to go to extremes in feeling, thinking, or behavior. The
depression that accompanies this disorder can cause much suffering and lead to serious
suicide attempts.

Borderline Personality Disorder is a common disorder, and it is estimated that 10-15% of
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