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What is the simplest way to define a person with borderline personality disorder?
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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Stably unstable
A person with borderline personality disorder shows a pervasive pattern of unstable relationships, mood, and identity throughout adult life.

In brief: Stably unstable
A person with borderline personality disorder shows a pervasive pattern of unstable relationships, mood, and identity throughout adult life.
Dr. Samuel Miles
Dr. Samuel Miles
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Dr. Andrew Berry
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. Roxanne Lewis
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: A human being.
The simplest way is to say a human being with problems in living and relating, and like all humans, in need of understanding, connectedness, and joy in life.
A person with strengths, and weakness, with parts that work well, and parts not so strong, like all the other humans on the planet. A person with potential, and a person with dreams, and perhaps a story that bears telling.

In brief: A human being.
The simplest way is to say a human being with problems in living and relating, and like all humans, in need of understanding, connectedness, and joy in life.
A person with strengths, and weakness, with parts that work well, and parts not so strong, like all the other humans on the planet. A person with potential, and a person with dreams, and perhaps a story that bears telling.
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Borderline
Impulsive, can't tolerate abandonment, identity disturbance, distorted self-image, repeated self harm, intense anger, chronic feelings of emptiness, dissociation or paranoea for brief periods.

In brief: Borderline
Impulsive, can't tolerate abandonment, identity disturbance, distorted self-image, repeated self harm, intense anger, chronic feelings of emptiness, dissociation or paranoea for brief periods.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: DBT Can Help
The simplest way to define a person with borderline personality disorder is as "a person.
" a personality disorder is a hardship for that person and causes distress. No one is simple. There's a great deal of complexity to a person, and the development of any personality disorder is due to many factors. People with bpd benefit from respect and love like anyone else. A therapy called dbt can help.

In brief: DBT Can Help
The simplest way to define a person with borderline personality disorder is as "a person.
" a personality disorder is a hardship for that person and causes distress. No one is simple. There's a great deal of complexity to a person, and the development of any personality disorder is due to many factors. People with bpd benefit from respect and love like anyone else. A therapy called dbt can help.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Thank you for the reminder, Dr. Smith.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
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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