Borderline Personality Disorder : Psychology

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Borderline Personality Disorder
Deidra Stewart
November 18, 2014
Abnormal Psychology
Chad Latta

Borderline Personality Disorder is a disorder in the cluster of dramatic personality disorder. People with a dramatic personality are extremely emotional, erratic and are dramatic which makes it almost impossible for them to have relationships that are healthy (Comer, 2013). Not only do dramatic personality disorders cause problems for the person with the disorder but also anyone they are involved with. BPD is one of the most studied disorders and cause many more problems than any other disorder in the dramatic cluster.
Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by intense, rapidly fluctuating moods combined with impulsivity and instability in interpersonal relationships (Biskin & Paris, 2012) (Comer, 2013). People with BPD experience extreme intense emotions and self-destructive behaviors (Roney & Cannon, 2011). These behaviors can cause trouble in their own lives. Individuals with BPD can have a variety of symptoms that can cause problems in their day to day life. These symptoms occur in four domains. The four domains are affectivity, interpersonal functioning, impulse control and cognitive (Biskin, 2012). Each of these symptoms are needed for diagnosing a person with Borderline Personality Disorder. A therapist will use the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders to distinguish which criteria a…
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