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
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 :
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