Borderline Personality Disorder ( Adhd )

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Borderline Personality Disorder
Understanding the Disorder
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders(DSM-5,2013), "Borderline Personality Disorder (301.83) is a pervasive pattern of volatility of interpersonal relations, self image, and affect, and marked impulsivity, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of context" (p. 663). Concurrent disorders associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are depressive and bipolar disorders and substance use disorders, eating disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. BPD also commonly co-occurs with other personality disorders. These disorders have a high co-morbidity. The incidence of BPD
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According to Corcoran and Walsh (2015) the demographics of those with BPD are:
Youths- childhood accounts of abandonment, abuse, loss, or lack of support places youths at risk for developing BPD. Sexual abuse is a major predictor of BPD.
Females-BPD is diagnosed more often in women, however a national study finds rates of BPD were comparable for men and women living in the same community.
Males- men diagnosed with BPD are more likely to present with concurrent substance use disorders, there is more prevalence of PTSD and eating disorders among females.
Race-Hispanic persons have a excessively higher rate of BPD when compared with Caucasians and Blacks.
Low Socioeconomic Status (SES)- Poverty places a person with BPD at a higher risk of tribulations in the areas of intimacy and work because of added stresses linked with low SES. Additionally, BPD increases risk of unemployment which is connected with low SES (p 179).

Risk Factors and Protective Factors
Corcoran & Walsh (2015) list risk factors for BPD as follows:
Risk Factors
Estimated 37 % genetic heritability
Substance use
Chaotic family environment
Living in poverty
Poor occupational functioning
Protective Factors
Healthy prenatal environment
Absence of
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