​Actual Facts on Borderline 

Borderline Personality Disorder :  Characterized by unusual variability and depth of moods. In order to have this disorder the patient must have at least 5 of the 9 criteria.

9 Criteria For BPD :

1 - Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment

2 - A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.

3 - Identity disturbance​ eg. unstable self image

4 - Impulsivity in at least 2 areas that are self damaging (sex, substance abuse, spending, reckless driving, eating disorders)

5 - Recurrent suicidal behavior

6 - Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of moods - Up and Down. 

7 - Chronic feelings of emptiness

8 - Inappropriate , intense anger outbursts or difficulty controlling anger

9 - Transient, stress related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms  

The treatment not only designed for Borderline Personality Disorder is called Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It was designed by Dr. Marsha Linehan and I give information on it through the pages to come. 

 

CAMH Information :

https://knowledgex.camh.net/amhspecialists/resources_families/Documents/Borderline_Personality_Disorder.pdf

Another very informative website :

http://bpdfamily.com/





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