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What is a borderline personality disorder? Is it hard to explain?

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Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry
10 doctors agree

In brief: Unstable Pattern

Borderline personality disorder (bpd) is a bit hard to explain, but it can be thought of this way.
It's a lifelong pattern of instability in personal behavior, relationships, mood and self image. Those with bpd have a great fear of being abandoned, may regard others as all good or all bad, may have rapid mood swings , and repeated suicide attempts or other self-harming acts and usually feel empty.

In brief: Unstable Pattern

Borderline personality disorder (bpd) is a bit hard to explain, but it can be thought of this way.
It's a lifelong pattern of instability in personal behavior, relationships, mood and self image. Those with bpd have a great fear of being abandoned, may regard others as all good or all bad, may have rapid mood swings , and repeated suicide attempts or other self-harming acts and usually feel empty.
Dr. Donald Haupt
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Borderline personality disorder is typically diagnosed in late teens or early adulthood. It is characterized by a longstanding pattern of intense but unstable black-and-white relationships with others, along with poor self image; reckless and dangerous impulsivity such as drug abuse and risky sexual behaviors, and persistent problems with mood, including self-distructive behaviors
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Borderline Personali

Pervasive pattern of unstable interpersonal relationships, affective distress, marked impulsivity, & unstable self-image.

In brief: Borderline Personali

Pervasive pattern of unstable interpersonal relationships, affective distress, marked impulsivity, & unstable self-image.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Borderline

Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility.

In brief: Borderline

Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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