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Question: what is borderline personality disorder really?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: Borderline PD

Personality disorder (pd) = an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience & behavior deviating from the individual's culture; begins in teens or early adulthood; & leads to distress or impairment.
"borderline" pd is a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, & affects (emotions), plus marked impulsivity. Has frantic attempts to avoid abandonment too.

In brief: Borderline PD

Personality disorder (pd) = an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience & behavior deviating from the individual's culture; begins in teens or early adulthood; & leads to distress or impairment.
"borderline" pd is a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, & affects (emotions), plus marked impulsivity. Has frantic attempts to avoid abandonment too.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Arman Danielyan
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Borderline PD

Borderline personality disorder is the way one's personality is constructed.
Those with bpd typically have unstalble inerpersonal relationships, unstable moods (ofthen feel depressed or "empty" inside), see things either "black or white", either "love or hate".They often engage in impulsive behaviors, including self-harm behaviors. The main treatment for bpd is dialectical behavioral therapy.

In brief: Borderline PD

Borderline personality disorder is the way one's personality is constructed.
Those with bpd typically have unstalble inerpersonal relationships, unstable moods (ofthen feel depressed or "empty" inside), see things either "black or white", either "love or hate".They often engage in impulsive behaviors, including self-harm behaviors. The main treatment for bpd is dialectical behavioral therapy.
Dr. Arman Danielyan
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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Chaos

Borderline personality disorder is a cluster of symptoms that come from the core issue of a disturbance of identity.
This disturbance creates emotional disregulation and creates relationships that become very chaotic.

In brief: Chaos

Borderline personality disorder is a cluster of symptoms that come from the core issue of a disturbance of identity.
This disturbance creates emotional disregulation and creates relationships that become very chaotic.
Dr. Steven Chen
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Borderline

Personality is a chronic pattern of perceptual and behavioral abnormalities which begin in childhood or early adolescence.

In brief: Borderline

Personality is a chronic pattern of perceptual and behavioral abnormalities which begin in childhood or early adolescence.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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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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