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Symptoms and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Symptoms and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder tends to develop during adolescents or early adult hood. It can produce a variety of symptoms and there is effective treatment available. Introduction to the condition Borderline personality disorder or BPD affects the individual’s ability to control and understand his or her own emotions. Typical symptoms include rapid mood swings, impulsive behaviour, [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is fraught with ambiguity because of the difficulty of describing and measuring the symptoms of the condition. Many psychoanalysts, psychiatrists and psychologists all have differing views of just what BPD is and how it manifests itself. The reason or reasons for it are equally vague and open to discussion. [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV), defines a personality disorder as “… an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress [...]

September 21, 2011 More