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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
An in-depth discussion of borderline personality disorder (BPD).
# 105004 | 2,237 words | 21 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 26, 2008 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Therapies)

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The paper reveals that borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an increasingly common diagnosis amongst American psychiatric patients. The paper covers three specific areas related to BPD; (1) a description of BPD, including its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment protocols, (2) comorbidities which can commonly occur with BPD and how they can differ from patient to patient and (3) a review of current research to demonstrate new findings in the diagnosis and treatment of BPD.

Causes of BPD
Comorbidities with BPD
Treatment for BPD
Newer Methods in Treating and Diagnosing BPD

From the Paper:

"BPD's definition has changed over time. The current description of BPD includes antisocial disorder, eating disorder and generalized anxiety.
A complete list of BPD's diagnostic signs includes emotional vulnerability, self-invalidation, unrelenting crises, inhibited grieving, active passivity and apparent competence. This last symptom may seem contradictory to the earlier signs, but means that the individual may present him/herself as being much more competent than they really are. Thus, as with the earlier diagnostic signs, a basis of low self-esteem and deceptive behavior is consistent with that symptom(2), BPD is often associated with affective disorder in 66% of cases, according to initial studies(3)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Paris, Joel. Borderline Personality Disorder: Etiology and Treatment. Washington : American Psyclhiatric Press, Inc., 1993.
  • Linehan, M. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. New York : Guilford Press, 1993.
  • Toward a Generalized Definition of Anxiety Disorder. Akiskal, HS. Philadelphia : WCBP, 1985. World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. p. abstract.
  • Oldham, James. Borderline Personality Disorder: An Overview. Psychiatric Times. July 1, 2004, p. n.p.
  • Paris, J. Nature and Nurture in Psychiatry: A Predisposition-Stress Model of Mental Disorders. Washington : American Psychiatric Press, 1999.

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