Borderline Personality Disorder Research Paper by capital writers

This paper discusses the etiological significance of trauma in the development of borderline personality disorder (BPD).
# 28702 | 2,005 words | 11 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 06, 2003 in Psychology (Disorders) , Child, Youth Issues (Child Abuse)

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This paper presents the work of many researchers who have studied the connection between childhood abuse and the development of borderline personality disorder. The author believes that chronic abuse leads to dysfunction in the processes of ego and personality development, attachment and affective stability. The paper concludes that the traumatic effects of physical and sexual abuse on the development of borderline personality disorder need to be examined in light of other potential etiological factors such as genetic predisposition, neurotransmitter imbalances, and other avenues that are currently receiving attention in the BPD research community. Abstracts and excerpts from Articles.

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Abuse and BPD Statistics
Physical and Sexual Abuse

From the Paper:

"Wilkins has also found that the chaotic behavior associated with borderline women is a reaction to traumatic experiences. Unable to gain security from their relationships, a dysfunction of the attachment system occurs. The symptoms associated with BPD diagnosis, therefore, can be seen as a reaction to early relationships with significant others, perceived trauma, and experiences of real abuse, which are then internalized. The adaptive behavior of the borderline adult is a direct consequence of the messages received in childhood. They frantically seek to avoid further abandonment and isolation."

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