Analysis Of Borderline Personality Disorder

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Borderline Personality Disorder, also known as “Emotionally Unstable” is a condition which is characterized by rapid mood shifts, impulsivity, hostility and chaotic social relationships. Borderline Personality Disorder is one of 10 personality disorders listed in the DSM, the diagnostic manual used by mental health professionals. This is a serious mental illness that causes the people with it to go from one emotional crisis to another at any moment. This illness often causes problems with behavior which can then disrupts the person’s family, work life, their sense of identity, as well as their goals in long-time planning.
Because some people with severe cases of BPD have brief psychotic episodes, experts originally thought the illness was
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As a result of this disorder there have been high rates of self-injury without intent of suicide, significant rates of suicide attempts and completed suicide in severe cases. Borderline Personality Disorder affects a wide range of different people in the United States. BPD affects 5.9% of adults (about 14 million Americans) at some time in their lives, affects 20% of patients admitted to psychiatric hospitals, and 10% of people in outpatient mental health treatment (BPD Overview, 2015).
Borderline Personality Disorder is distinguished from other personality disorders by its symptoms. A person with BPD may experience intense bouts of anger, depression, or
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Forty to 71 percent of BPD patients report having been sexually abused, usually by a non-caregiver (Psychology Today, 2015). It is believed the BPD in adults can be developed differently than it would be in a young child or young adult. Adults with BPD are more likely to have been the victim of violent crime such as being held at gun point, robbed or even raped. An adult’s case BPD could be a result from harmful experience, harmful environment, as well as a chosen harmful lifestyles or partners following poor judgement.
As for Borderline Personality Disorder in adolescents it is believed that symptoms of BPD are apparent in early childhood, even though it hard to diagnose in early childhood because the symptoms could lead to several other disorders. It has been said that parents of borderline patients report they detected problems as early as their child’s first year of life. These babies seemed to cry more, have problems experiencing pleasure, sleep less, are upset by changes in routine, and are more difficult to soothe when they are

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