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What exactly does borderline personality disorder mean?

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In brief: Borderline defined

A pervasive pattern of instbility of interpersonal relationships, self -image, affects, marked impulsivity starts in early adulthood & presents with 5 plus of these:: efforts to avoid abandoment.
relationships go from idealization to devaluation. Unstable self-image. Impulsivity. Suicidal behavior, self injury, affective instability, emptiness feeling, anger, paranoid / dissociative symptoms

In brief: Borderline defined

A pervasive pattern of instbility of interpersonal relationships, self -image, affects, marked impulsivity starts in early adulthood & presents with 5 plus of these:: efforts to avoid abandoment.
relationships go from idealization to devaluation. Unstable self-image. Impulsivity. Suicidal behavior, self injury, affective instability, emptiness feeling, anger, paranoid / dissociative symptoms
Dr. Humberto Quintana
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Dr. Jason Berman
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Long-term struggle

Bpd stands for "borderline personality disorder" and it is a long standing set of traits that cause much interpersonal suffering in the person who has bpd and often the people around them. People with bpd very often have histories of trauma and deeply fear being abandoned on the one hand and getting to close to someone on the other. Having bpd can easily lead to depression.

In brief: Long-term struggle

Bpd stands for "borderline personality disorder" and it is a long standing set of traits that cause much interpersonal suffering in the person who has bpd and often the people around them. People with bpd very often have histories of trauma and deeply fear being abandoned on the one hand and getting to close to someone on the other. Having bpd can easily lead to depression.
Dr. Jason Berman
Dr. Jason Berman
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Borderline

Intense unstable interpersonal relationship characterized by idealization, splitting, rapid mood shifts, pan anxiety, repeated self harm, distorted self image, low esteem, brief psychotic episodes.

In brief: Borderline

Intense unstable interpersonal relationship characterized by idealization, splitting, rapid mood shifts, pan anxiety, repeated self harm, distorted self image, low esteem, brief psychotic episodes.
Dr. Alan Ali
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
Dr. Andrew Berry
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