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What is Borderline personality disorder?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is defined within psychiatry and related fields as a disorder characterized primarily by emotional dysregulation, extreme "black and white" thinking (believing that something is one of only two possible things, and ignoring any possible "in-betweens"), and turbulent relationships.

    Psychiatrists and some other mental health professionals describe borderline personality disorder as a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in mood, interpersonal relationships, self-image, identity, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of self.

    The majority of those diagnosed with this disorder appear to have been individuals abused or traumatized during childhood[1][2]. According to Joel Paris[3], "Some researchers, like Judith Herman, believe that BPD is a name given to a particular manifestation of post-traumatic stress disorder: in Trauma and Recovery, she theorizes that when PTSD takes a form that emphasizes heavily its elements of identity and relationship disturbance, it gets called BPD; when the somatic (body) elements are emphasized, it gets called hysteria, and when the dissociative/deformation of consciousness elements are the focus, it gets called DID/MPD."

  • 1 decade ago

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is defined within psychiatry and related fields as a disorder characterized primarily by emotional dysregulation, extreme "black and white" thinking (believing that something is one of only two possible things, and ignoring any possible "in-betweens"), and turbulent relationships.

    Psychiatrists and some other mental health professionals describe borderline personality disorder as a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in mood, interpersonal relationships, self-image, identity, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of self.

    The majority of those diagnosed with this disorder appear to have been individuals abused or traumatized during childhood[1][2]. According to Joel Paris[3], "Some researchers, like Judith Herman, believe that BPD is a name given to a particular manifestation of post-traumatic stress disorder: in Trauma and Recovery, she theorizes that when PTSD takes a form that emphasizes heavily its elements of identity and relationship disturbance, it gets called BPD; when the somatic (body) elements are emphasized, it gets called hysteria, and when the dissociative/deformation of consciousness elements are the focus, it gets called DID/MPD

  • Ayesha
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I also have a great book to recommend on BDP. It is called, Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified," by Robert O. Friedel.

    He had a sister with this disorder so he can write about personal experiences with dealing with BDP within his own family and not just strangers.

    I believe that BDP is not a joke unlike certain people here. People with this disorder didn't ask for it and instead of treating them like dirt, then either get away from them because in the end you may hurt them more than they hurt themselves or help them. Please don't dismiss other people's feelings until you walk a mile in their shoes. Also, in this book it is written, "Some of these descriptions appear in the writings of Homer, Hippocrates, and Aretaeus." (Friedel 46). What is being said that descriptions of people who TODAY would fit BDP are described by these men. So BDP is quite old. Older than most people know.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I really dont think borderline personality disorder is real I mean what does it mean your have a weird personality sometimes everyone is different I think its a something people will laugh at someday day like the way we look at people who used leeches to improve health or electricity to heal mental patients. Just crazy

    their are some real disorders but borderline is a joke.

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  • sglmom
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Source(s): There are resources out here in these websites for those who are caring for one with BPD as well ...
  • 1 decade ago

    Most everyone covered the general information about BPD. There is a book out there, considered the "go-to" book for most clinicians who work with people diagnosed with BPD. It's called "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me. Understanding the Borderline Personality" by Jerold J. Kriesman, Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D., Hal Straus. This is helpful for those with BPD and their families.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is nothing.

    It doesn't exist. Psychiatry will destroy your life. Seriously.

    http://antipsychiatry.org/

  • 1 decade ago

    webmd

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