How Borderline Personality Disorder Affects Individuals With Who Have A History

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“Border Line Personality Disorder affects individuals with who have a history of unstable interpersonal relationships. The individuals have a difficult time interpreting reality” (The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health).
“The term ‘borderline’ was originally used by psychologist Adolf Stern in the 1930’s to describe patients whose condition fell somewhere between psychosis and neurosis. Today, the term ‘borderline’ used in describing the borderline states of consciousness these patients sometimes feel” (The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health).
“Borderline personality disorder accounts for 30–60% of all personality disorders, and is present in approximately 2% of the general population. The disorder appears to affect women more than men, and 75% of all diagnosed patients are female” (Ford-Martin).
“Adults who suffer from borderline personalities often have a history of significant traumas. Such as emotional and physical abuse, neglect, or the loss in their childhood. It has also been theorized that the patients are trying to compensate for the care they were denied in childhood through the idealized demands they now make on themselves and on others as an adult” (Ford-Martin).
“Most people who suffer from BPD have symptoms such as, mood-related symptoms, impulsive symptoms, and interpersonal symptoms. Mood-related symptoms include chronic feelings of emptiness. Examples of impulsive behavior; spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating. And interpersonal…
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