Borderline Personality Disorder Term Paper by Master Researcher

Borderline Personality Disorder
Explores the disorder known as Borderline Personality Disorder.
# 38370 | 2,775 words | 14 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 09, 2003 in Psychology (Disorders)

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This paper explores in detail the complex personality disorder known as Borderline Personality Disorder. The paper discusses the relationship dynamics involved with this disorder and explains how object-relations theory posits a causal relationship between individual development and the dynamics between members of their families. The paper also discusses the pharmacotherapy related to this disorder.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Object-relations Theory
Internal Mental Structures: Objects
Projective Identification
Major Objects
Behavior Patterns in BPD Relationships

From the Paper:

"One of the primary disorders of the personality is borderline personality disorder or BPD. The core symptom in the syndrome known as BPD is emotional dysregulation. Emotional dysregulation is viewed as a joint outcome of biological disposition, environmental context, and the transaction between the two during development. Borderline individuals have difficulties in regulating several, if not all, emotions. This systemic dysregulation is produced by emotional vulnerability and by maladaptive and inadequate emotion modulation strategies (Linehan, 1993).
"The symptoms of borderline patients are similar to those for which most people seek psychiatric help: depression, mood swings, the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol as a means of trying to feel better; obsessions, phobias, feelings of emptiness and loneliness, inability to tolerate being alone, problems about eating. Of course many individuals have these symptoms but the diagnosis is based on multiple symptoms of a severe nature."

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