borderline personality disorder


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borderline personality disorder

n. Abbr. BPD
A personality disorder characterized by impulsiveness and by a long-standing pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, behavior, mood, and self-image, with symptoms often including intense anger and fear of abandonment.

borderline personality disorder

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(Psychiatry) psychiatry a mental condition on the dividing line between a psychiatric disorder and normality characterized by impulsiveness, extreme mood swings, and often aggressiveness
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More specifically, in cases of borderline personality disorder, data on the five factors gleaned from Costa and McCrae's questionnaire offer valuable insight to clinicians, according to Cynthia Sanderson and John E Clarkin, both of Cornell University Medical College in New York City In a study of 64 women assigned this diagnosis, Sanderson and Clarkin find extremely high levels of neuroticism, as evidenced by anxiety, depression, self-consciousness, and a wide range of impulsive behaviors.
The NICE guidelines reached this unequivocal conclusion: "Do not use drug treatment specifically for borderline personality disorder or for the individual symptoms or behaviour associated with it" (BMJ 2009; 338: b93).
For the first time, three major outcome studies have shown that many patients with Borderline Personality Disorder can achieve full recovery through a new treatment, Schema Therapy.
The DSM-IV sets "arbitrary" diagnostic thresholds, with no empirical rationale for a patient who meets four criteria for borderline personality disorder being considered normal while someone who meets five criteria gets the diagnosis, Dr.
AU) companion book to A Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder and focuses on the primary disturbances of BPD; providing a manual for health professionals interested in using the Conversation Model (CM) to treat BPD.
According to French psychiatrists and psychologists, the tragic hero of the 'Star Wars' prequels displays patterns of instability and impulsivity in the second and third films that make him an obvious candidate for borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder New York: Guilford.
Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness afflicting about two percent of adults, mostly affecting young women.
The therapist should be alert to possible contraindications to the use of hypnosis for bulimia, especially for patients with borderline personality disorder or other conditions in which further arousal of an anxious or emotional state would be undesirable.
medical diagnosis borderline personality disorder at the higher end of risk.
People with mental illnesses like borderline personality disorder cannot get healthy without professional support," explains Debra Meehl, co-creator of the Meehl Foundation.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of many personality disorders listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

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