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Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD
Borderline Personality Disorder involves extreme emotional reactions and an inability to respond appropriately to the stimulus of the moment.


Those with BPD suffer from difficulties in maintaining relationships with others, and they experience difficulties in situations that are unclear, consistently relying on an overly simple ‘either/or’ response to all situations.

Other symptoms of this disorder include consistent emotional instability of mood without adequate reason, exaggeratedly inflated or negated feelings of self-esteem and self-image, intense anxiety, rapid swings between fear and rage, and intemperate judgment and behaviour.

The person sometimes reports feeling like two different people because of psychic splitting designed as a defence.

A well-established modality for the treatment of BPD is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
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