Borderline Personality Disorder Kelsea P Porter Psychology Mrs. Kline 22 November 2015 Borderline Personality Disorder When instructed to write a 3-5 page paper over a psychological disorder I wondered to myself what disorder could I do to interest me enough to take so much time to look into. What one disorder would I have to force myself to research and write about that would not be completely painful? This is when I decided to write my paper over the Borderline Personality Disorder, the disorder Mrs. Kline refers to as the crazy girlfriend disorder which fits the disorder a lot better. This disorder grabbed my attention because I’m interested in what causes one to become so obsessive in such a short time span. In this research paper I will inform you about what can cause this disorder, what symptoms and actions are made by the ones affected by this disorder, and the treatment that reduces the symptoms. What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Defined by the website www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com, “Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that causes unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. It usually begins during adolescence or early adulthood.” One may wonder what can be the cause of this disorder. BPD can be detected by an in-person interview about the symptoms that are occurring. The input from family and close friends of the individual that is being treated can also help detect the symptoms. The causes for BPD are not fully
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Borderline personality disorder "is defined in the DSM IV, a manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose all mental disorders, as an AXIS II disorder which has symptoms of impulsively and emotional dysregulation" (Livesley 146). A person with BPD have feelings of abandonment and emptiness, and have "frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, going to extremes to keep someone from leaving" (Burger 300). He or she is emotionally unstable and forms intense but unstable interpersonal relationships. They show impulsive behavior, such as spending money, sex, eating and substance abuse. Borderlines engage in self-manipulating behaviors and recurrent suicide attempts and thoughts.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be described in simple terms as a condition in which sufferers experience long periods of emotional instability and troubled feelings about themselves and other people. These troubled feelings allow individuals to take impulsive measures and have trouble in their relationships (Bouchard, Sabourin, Lussier & Villeneuve, 2009). BPD basically comprises of unusual intensities of instability in mood and irrational thinking also referred to as splitting. Splitting in BPD involves a switch between negative perception of others and idealization (Sperry, 2003). This usually occurs along with irregular mood swings and can negatively impact on the existing relationships such as family,
Borderline personality disorder, a mental illness that, in this day and age has little known regarding it. Categorized as a cluster B, or dramatic, personality disorder, it can be a debilitating and quite destructive mental illness to have. As debilitating as this disorder is, the research surrounding this particular personality disorder is fairly young, and still receives skepticism in regards to diagnosis. Some try to link this disorder to bipolar disorder, saying that it is a branch of bipolar disorder. Others argue that it is its own, independent mental illness. Though the studying of this topic is not the biggest issue, there is still debate over it. However, Borderline Personality Disorder is distinctly different from Bipolar Disorder and is a completely separate diagnosis.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious psychiatric illness. People that are diagnosed with this disorder suffer from an intense pattern of affective instability, extreme difficulties in interpersonal relationships, problems with behavioral or impulse control, and disrupted cognitive processes. The estimated prevalence of BPD in the general adult population is about 2%, mostly affecting young women.
As stated previously, Borderline Personality Disorder is misdiagnosed for possible several reasons. One reason co-occurrence, individuals may come into the therapist office complaining about depression, and not bring up the signs that are associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. Therapists are unaware and only treats the signs of other mental disorders. The common misdiagnosis symptoms are seen in bipolar, antisocial and substance abuse.
Borderline personality disorder is a complicated personality disorder. A client with borderline personality disorder will have severe impairments impacting their daily lives (Halter, 2014, p. 470). This personality disorder is the most well-known and also the most dramatic. These clients will experience intense and rapid mood changes, and will have trouble regulating their emotions (O'Connell & Dowling, 2013). As with most mental health disorders, there is no known cause for a client to develop borderline personality disorder. However, there are some factors that can increase the risk. These include genetics, brain abnormalities, and environmental factors including child abuse or neglect (Mayo Clinic,
Three of the most known personality disorders are antisocial, borderline, and narcissistic disorder. Antisocial personality disorder is the best-known type of personality disorders and people with this disorder typically show no regard for moral and ethical rules of society as well as the rights of others. People with this disorder may appear likable at first, but over time will show to be manipulative and deceptive. The lack of guilt or remorse is also evident with people that have antisocial personality disorder. The second personality disorder is borderline personality disorder, which people with that disorder have a difficulty of developing a sense as to who they are. Therefore, people with borderline personality disorder often rely
Borderline Personality is a disorder that affects a significantly large percentage of the population with a prevalence rate of up to 5.9%. (DSM, 2000) Out of that percentage about 75% of patients diagnosed with BPD are female. It is an illness that is both misunderstood and given quite a bad stigma. It is difficult to live with and those that have it struggle to maintain personal and business relationships. Even with the high demand for treatment it is a disorder that is hard to treat however when treated can be highly affective. (NIMH) This paper goes into detail on the history, diagnosing, treatment, and effects of Borderline Personality Disorder so that the disorder may better be understood.
Out of ten classified personality disorders, borderline personality disorder stands out as the most commonly diagnosed, among the most complex, one of the most studied, and is seen as one of the most devastating of the personality disorders (Gunderson, 2011). Borderline personality disorder in essence, “is a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Personality disorders can be grouped into one of three different clusters based on their descriptive similarities. Borderline personality disorder falls into Cluster B, which includes antisocial, histrionic, and narcissistic personality disorders as well. Individuals diagnosed with a disorder from this cluster set all have traits of appearing dramatic, emotional, or erratic (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex and serious mental disorder involving the inability to manage emotions effectively and exhibiting maladaptive behaviors characterized by unstable moods and relationships (NIMH, 2013). Individuals with BPD are very sensitive to environmental circumstances and the perception of rejection and separation (DSM-5, 2013). These individuals may exhibit excessive fears of abandonment and inappropriate anger when facing separation or when changes occur in a relationship. A main character of BPD is emotional and behavioral dysregulation. These traits can include angry outburst, hostility, aggression, and uncontrollable impulsiveness. These individuals may fail to reflect carefully on their behaviors, which can lead to self-destructiveness and risk taking behaviors. For the individual with BPD, these behaviors are difficult to control and can be harmful (NIMH, 2013). The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5 defines BPD as “a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts”.
Though many mental disorders are household names, such as depression or bipolar disorder, many are not nearly as widespread or recognized by today’s society. One of the these lesser-known disorders is Borderline Personality Disorder. Called BPD for short, this disorder is characterized by emotional and functional instability. Mood swings and problems maintaining social and familial relationships are quite common. The intent of this write up is to use three different works about BPD to gain a better understanding of how BPD is represented in different types of media, with emphasis on content, style, and structure.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), an unpredictable change of mood which stems from prolonged childhood stress, affects nearly two percent of the adult population, predominantly younger women. BPD, one of the most common personality disorders, has become a female malady; however, men can also acquire BPD. Males diagnosed with borderline do not develop the characteristic of instability like women do; nonetheless, they inherit “rigid, defensive, and hyper-vigilant” traits (Moskovitz 4, 115) (Frances 114) (Swift 23).
Borderline personality disorder is the most frequent and the most severe of all personality disorders in clinical practice, it 's a serious mental disorder with a characteristic pervasive pattern of instability in affect regulation, impulse control, interpersonal relationships, and self-image. It 's characterized by severe psychological impairment and high mortality rate due to suicide. (Gado, 2016, p.47)
Borderline Personality Disorder is named borderline personality disorder because at one point in history they considered this disorder to be on the “borderline” between neurosis and psychosis. Borderline personality disorder is a severe mental disorder that impacts an individual’s behavior, relationships, and mood. The disorder usually begins during adolescence or young adulthood. People with BPD have a tendency of rapid change in attitude or feelings toward others because they cannot regulate them well. Individuals with BPD may find it difficult in to hold on to a relationship due to the quick anger and negative feelings. People with BPD often fall into impulsive and potential self-harming incidents. These events could include partaking in substance abuse, gambling, reckless speeding and driving, and undiscerning sexual activity. Any acts of this kind could damage an individual’s potential future of help and a life at all. People with BPD have challenges in staying faithful to what they believe in regarding their values. This may also affect education and career choices. Individuals with BPD may lack the understanding of their sense of self and obtaining a positive self-esteem. With that being said, BPD has the potential impact on someone to participate in self-harming actions. Self-harm could include various behaviors like cutting, burning, or punching. These behaviors consist of harming themselves, but disregard the intentions of killing themselves. According to the