Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder that may be explained as prolonged personality function’s disturbance in a Borderline Personality Disorderperson usually in people over 18 years old, but it also may occur in adolescents, characterized by moods’ variability and depth.

BPD usually involves splitting, unusual instability of mood levels or white and black thinking. Borderline Personality Disorder frequently manifests itself in devaluation and idealization episodes, as well as identity, unstable and chaotic interpersonal relationship, behavior, individual’s self-sense disturbances and self images.

Borderline Personality Disorder’s splitting involves a switch between demonizing and idealizing other individuals. Splitting combined with person’s mood disturbance, may undermine relationship with co-workers, friends and family. This disorder’s disturbance can also involve self-harm. If left untreated, BPDs symptoms can become worse causing (in serious cases) attempts of suicide.

There are ongoing debates among patients and researchers around the world about using of the word ”borderline” and its terminology. Some researchers are suggesting that BPD must be renamed. ICD-10 manual has alternative terminology and definition, better described as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD).    There are some related concerns that Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) supports discriminatory and pejorative practices and stigmatizing individuals. It’s common for those people who suffer from BPD and their family’s members to feel compounded by accurate info, accurate diagnosis’ lack, and effectiveness of treatment.

Researchers suggest that individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder BPD experience strong, frequent and long lasting aversive tension symptoms, frequently triggered by perceived failure or being alone. Individuals who have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can show changeability (lability) between anxiety or anger or between anxiety and depression.  The negatives of BPD specific emotional states are classified into 4 types:

1. Victimization feeling

2. Self destructive or destructive feeling

3. Identity lack of fragmentation feeling

4. General extreme feelings

People with Borderline Personality Disorder may be extremely sensitive in the way other individuals are treating them and strongly reacting to perceived hurtfulness or criticism. Those people’s feeling about others frequently change from positive to negative, usually after a perceived threat of losing someone or after disappointment. Self image may also shift quickly from very positive to very negative. Impulsive behavior in people with BPD is common and include: general recklessness and gambling, abuse of drugs or alcohol, unsafe sex. Some researching studies suggest that BPDs individuals, while being in novelty-seeking or high intimacy, may be hyper alert to fearfully preoccupied relationship pattern, ambivalent or avoidant, tending toward insecure or not being valued, or rejecting signs. They tend to view the world as malevolent and dangerous, unsure inself identity, unacceptable, vulnerable and powerless.

People , who have BPD are frequently described by mental health specialists as difficult and deliberately manipulative, but findings and analysis usually trace behavior to turmoil and inner pain, limited communication skills and coping, and defensive and powerlessness reactions.   There have been very limited researches done on family’s members on BPD understanding and the burden’s extent or negative emotions expressed or experienced by members of family. However, expressed emotion effects by the members of the family can be actually paradoxical (opposite) from the anticipated individual’s effects with such diseases as shizophrenia and depression. For Borderline Personality Disorder these effects can be opposed to negative as neutral to positive – a counter-intuitive result.

BPDs individuals’s parents reported to show co-existing under-involvement and over-involvement extremes. Borderline Personality Disorder is linked to unwanted pregnancy and abuse; romantic relationship conflict and higher chronic stress levels, as well as reduced romantic partner’s satisfactions. Such links can be common to subsyndromal problems and personality disorders.

Self-harm or suicidal behaviors 1 of diagnostic criteria’s core in DSM IV-TR, and recovery and management from it may be challenging and complicated. The suicide numbers are about 8-10%.  Self-injury attempts are very common among individuals and might not or may be carried out with intent of suicide. The Borderline Personality Disorder is frequently described by many as low lethality attempts of suicide caused by minor incidents and less frequently by high lethality attempt that is attributed to comorbid severe depression or impulsiveness. Affected family associated with vulnerability and interaction may cause self-destructive behaviors. Stressful life factors such as sexual abuse, have been discovered to be a specific cause for the attempts of suicide by BPDs adolescents.

BPDs diagnosis depends on a clinical assessments by a mental health specialists. Such assessments incorporate the patient’s clinical observation and self-reported experience. The results can be corroborated or supported by behavior’s long-term patterns as reported by co-workers, friends or members of family. The criteria list that requires for confirming BPD diagnosis is exception for the DSM-IV-TR    BPD in the past was classified as Schizophrenia’s supset. Now, BPD is used more commonly to describe people with instability and emotional dysregulation, delusions or paranoid schizophrenic ideation being only 1 criteria of a total 9, of which five or more requires to be done for BPD diagnosis.

People with Borderline Personality Disorder are at higher risks of progressing other psychological diseases including depression and anxiety. Such BPDs symptom as dissociating, is often caused by extremely traumatic experiences in childhood. BPD symptoms’ onset usually happens during young adulthood or adolescence. The symptoms can occur for many years, but the most of the symptoms are lowering in severity over-time and some people cured completely.

The treatments’ mainstays consists of different types of psychotherapy; although, drug and other treatments can also subside symptoms. While BPD might manifest by itself in teenagers and children, the psychiatrists are advised to avoid confirm diagnosis for any person before of age eighteen, due to adolescences still developing personalities.

If you or you family feel that there was a misdiagnosis related to committed suicide – lawyers/attorneys are available to recover all related expenses and other issues.

Tags: ,

You might also be interested in:

Personality Disorders Personality disorders are conditions, which are characterized by relating, relating, and perceiving patterns,...
Delusional Disorder Delusional disorder is a medical condition, in which the presence of 1 or more beliefs that persists...
Dementia Dementia is the decline of mental ability, that commonly progresses slowly, in which ability to learn...
Hypomagnesemia Hypomagnesemia (low magnesium level in the blood) is a magnesium concentration in the blood under 1.6...

Leave a Reply


All information on United Health Directory is meant only for educational purposes.
Consult your doctor if you have questions about your medical condition.
© 2005-2011 Eye Site Media. All rights reserved.