Personality Disorders : Borderline Personality Disorder

926 Words Dec 15th, 2015 4 Pages
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)
Our group has chosen to focus and elaborate on some of the different personality disorders that exist as it relates to this course wonderfully. After we have learned about all of the different psychologists and their theories of personality, I wonder which theorist can they seek help from most. I made the decision to do borderline personality disorder simply because I am pretty confident that I know someone that may deal with this disorder, but for some reason has not been properly diagnosed. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual 's sense of identity. (Burton, 2015)
Through research, I found that this disorder is also referred to as “emotionally unstable personality disorder.” The individual that struggles with this disorder is someone who essentially lacks a sense of self. As a result, they experience feelings of emptiness as well as fears of…
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