Borderline Personality Disorder Essay

Borderline Personality Disorder
A look at the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder.
# 64009 | 1,890 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Feb 20, 2006 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Therapies)

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People with borderline personality disorder experience instability in their
moods, their relationships with others and their organizational capacity, as well as having an unstable self image. This paper looks at the disorder in terms of causes of the condition as well as treatments which can make conditions in which an individual with borderline personality disorder more successful in situations like relationships and absolutist tendencies.

From the Paper:

"It is important however to clearly define borderline personality because it is a condition that many people overlook or confuse with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, two related conditions that get more attention in textual studies and the media. People who are borderline individuals tend to have a history of personal relationships in which their perception of the other person in the relationship goes through extremes, swinging
from complete disregard to putting the person on a pedastal, but it does not go through these extremes in a way that shows shades of gradations; rather the shift is from one extreme to the other. This causes the borderline individual to have very unrealistic expectations as well as perceptions of those around them (Martin, 2000)."

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