Borderline Personality Case Study by academic

Borderline Personality
A case study of a patient diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
# 51831 | 1,306 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 20, 2004 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Jung)

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This paper presents the psychological analysis of a patient suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. The analysis looks at the background of the patient in question, analyzing what may have caused the disorder, and then looking at possible treatments and therapies. The writer also looks at how various psychologists would have studied the case, including Freud and Jung.

From the Paper:

"A common, Freudian interpretation of this individual manifesting a Borderline Personality Disorder might be that the individual was re-experiencing internalized trauma from the period of his or her youth. In fact, individuals with Borderline Personality Disorders often manifest symptoms of what was termed "hysteria" back in Freud's Vienna. The reenactment of abandonment becomes, for men, a symbolic fear of castration. For women (in whom the disorder is more prevalent or at least more commonly diagnosed) it becomes a reenactment of the fear of being abandoned by the father, cast off into the realm of the mother (in other words, penis envy), and guilt over sexual impulses."

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