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  Borderline personality disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is defined within psychiatry and related fields as a disorder characterized primarily by emotional dysregulation, extreme "fl and white" thinking (believing that something is one of only two possible things, and ignoring any possible "in-betweens"), and turbulent relationships.
BPD often occurs together with other psychiatric problems, particularly bipolar disorder, depression, attention deficit disorder, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders and other personality disorders.
Researchers believe that BPD results from a combination of individual genetic vulnerability and environmental stress, neglect or abuse as young children, and maturational events that trigger the onset of the disorder during adolescence or adulthood.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Borderline_personality_disorder   (4173 words)

 eMedicine - Personality Disorder: Borderline : Article by Elizabeth A Finley-Belgrad, MD
Although the literature on BPD in the adult patient is vast, the continuity between the adult disorder and the childhood disorder, which is often referred to as borderline disorder or borderline syndrome, remains unclear.
The person with a personality disorder is frequently dissatisfied with his or her marked and sustained impairment in social, occupational, or academic functioning.
The pathogenesis of borderline personality is complex and probably multifactorial, as in the theory of Linehan et al stating that borderline pathology results from the interaction of a biologic emotional vulnerability and a pervasively invalidating environment.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic270.htm   (5375 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder
However, BPD is one of the most lethal psychiatric disorders: completed suicide is a final outcome in 3% to 9.5% of patients with BPD, only slightly less than patients with depression, alcoholism or schizophrenia.
Controlled research on the treatment of personality disorder is difficult: personality is often very difficult to change, and patients may regard attempts to change it as brainwashing or punishment.
Unlike other personality disorders such as antisocial, paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, and schizotypal, Borderline Personality Disorder is often called the “unspecialized” personality because of its vague name, and because it is often too easily applied to patients that appear to be difficult or do not fit the profiles of other personality disorders.
www.mhagstl.org /bpd.htm   (2315 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderlines tend to experience chronic emotional lability and employ a range of endorphin releasing behaviours to compensate for their marked dysphoria.
Because of their measurable brain dysfunction borderlines are also at increased risk of depression, anxiety disorders, other personality disorders and a range of behavioural and addictive disorders.
In brief it suggests that a biological vulnerability, perhaps inherited in BPDs with a family history of neurological disorder or created as a result of neurological changes secondary to PTSD in childhood is a necessary element of Borderline Personality disorder.
www.borderlinepersonalitytoday.com /main/borstu.htm   (2073 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder From the Inside Out
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) individual's almost always appear to be in a state of crisis.
Borderline individuals may not seem it to the outside world around them but they are very sensitive people in a great deal of pain.
The very unfortuate reality of this personality disorder is that when they need and what they need to the most Borderlines often are compelled by impulse to push away, to sabotoge in order to protect themselves from the agony increasing that is ever present inside.
www.borderlinepersonality.ca /bpddefined.htm   (1141 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation: About the Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder is a severe, chronic, disabling, and potentially lethal psychiatric condition.
The completed suicide rate for BPD individuals is 3% to 9.5% (McGlashan, 1986; Stone,1983), which is comparable to the other serious psychiatric disorders such as depression, alcohol dependence, and schizophrenia.
The very characteristics of the disorder, such as unstable relationships and intense anger, interfere with establishing the therapeutic relationship that is necessary to any treatment, whether psychotherapy or medication.
www.borderlineresearch.org /about_disorder/index.html   (406 words)

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BPD is also one of the most difficult and troubling problems in all of psychiatry.
Borderline personality disorder is an illness of young people, and usually begins in adolescence or youth.
BPD is spoken of in hushed tones, with a tinge of embarrassment-like syphilis or TB, taboo diseases at the turn of the century, or like AIDS when it first came to the public's attention.
www.healthieryou.com /j81.html   (3627 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder
Kernberg's explication of what he calls Borderline Personality Organization is the most general, while Gunderson, though a psychoanalyst, is considered by many to have taken the most scientific approach to defining BPD.
Kernberg believes that borderlines are distinguished from neurotics by the presence of "primitive defenses." Chief among these is splitting, in which a person or thing is seen as all good or all bad.
People with BPD may not feel like they know who they are, or what they think, or what their opinions are, or what religion they should be.
www.palace.net /~llama/psych/bpd.html   (1509 words)

 National Mental Health Association Fact Sheet: Borderline Personality Disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Borderline Personality Disorder can affect anyone, but it is often diagnosed in adolescents and young adults.
For example, when the borderline person’s hostility is reciprocated, they can think and/or act as though it were not their own.
Personality disorders are long-standing methods of coping with the world, relationships, and emotions, that often do not work.
www.nmha.org /infoctr/factsheets/borderline.cfm   (429 words)

 Borderline Personality
This results in the person diagnosed with BPD being stuck in a child-like place from the past that then becomes an inappropriate place to be emotionally in adulthood.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), impacts the lives of those diagnosed with and those who care about them and/or love them, have to work with them, or share any time and space with them.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in those who are acutely in its grips has its underpinnings firmly established in dysfunctional and polarized distorted thinking that more often than not results in power and control struggles with others.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/borderline_personality   (519 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder
Symptoms of borderline personality disorder and risks of suicide are greatest during young adulthood and seem to diminish later in life.
Borderlines tend to experience chronic emotional lability and employ a range of endorphin releasing behaviors to compensate for their marked dysphoria.
Because of their measurable brain dysfunction borderlines are also at increased risk of depression, anxiety disorders, other personality disorders and a range of behavioral and addictive disorders.
www.jwoodphd.com /borderline_personality_disorder.htm   (8562 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder - Advice, Books, Info and Help
Borderline personality disorder is characterized by mood instability and poor self-image.
Borderline personality disorder was so-named because it was originally thought to be at the "borderline" of psychosis.
The disorder is relatively common, affecting 2% of adults.
www.4degreez.com /disorder/borderline.html   (522 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a severe, chronic, disabling, and potentially lethal psychiatric condition.
The Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation (BPDRF) is a non-profit organization that supports international research on the underlying causes, characteristics, and treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Defining BPD as an entity and refining the diagnostic criteria of the disorder.
www.borderlineresearch.org   (267 words)

 Borderline personality disorder
Borderline personality disorder affects how people feel about themselves, how they relate to others and how they behave.
Personality disorders are diagnosed based on signs and symptoms and a thorough psychological evaluation.
Treatment for borderline personality disorder has improved in recent years with the adoption of techniques specifically aimed at people with this disorder.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00442.html   (1484 words)

 Borderline personality disorder - MayoClinic.com
Borderline personality disorder is often a devastating mental condition, both for the people who have it and for those around them.
And while they yearn for loving relationships, people with borderline personality disorder typically find that their anger, impulsivity, stormy attachments and frequent mood swings push others away.
Although definitive data are lacking, it's estimated that 1 percent to 2 percent of American adults have borderline personality disorder (BPD).
www.mayoclinic.com /health/borderline-personality-disorder/DS00442   (316 words)

 Open Directory - Health: Mental Health: Disorders: Personality: Borderline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Borderline Personality Disorder - Lecture notes present a theory with treatment suggestions for professional therapists and students.
Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation - BPDRF has mobilized research centers in the US and Europe to investigate whether BPD is a recognizably distinct entity and, if so, what the defining characteristics of the disorder are.
Borderline Personality Disorders - A brief overview of the symptoms, etiology, and treatment of BPD.
dmoz.org /Health/Mental_Health/Disorders/Personality/Borderline   (341 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder
Like most personality disorders, there are many factors that may contribute to the development of symptoms.
There may be a history of unstable relationships in the person's life and there is a higher than average likelihood of sexual abuse, family violence, and/or neglect in the person's childhood.
Treatment for this disorder is long term in nature since the symptoms have been present for an extended time and interfere with many aspects of the person's life.
allpsych.com /disorders/personality/borderline.html   (476 words)

 Mental Help Net - Personality Disorders
Personality disorders are pervasive chronic psychological disorders, which can greatly affect a person's life.
Personality disorders exists on a continuum so they can be mild to more severe in terms of how pervasive and to what extent a person exhibits the features of a particular personality disorder.
While most people can live pretty normal lives with mild personality disorders (or more simply, personality traits), during times of increased stress or external pressures (work, family, a new relationship, etc.), the symptoms of the personality disorder will gain strength and begin to seriously interfere with their emotional and psychological functioning.
personalitydisorders.mentalhelp.net   (296 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder Today
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a chronic, debilitating biological disorder affecting the limbic system of the brain that controls emotions.
The term BPD was coined during a time when little was known about this disorder.
BPD Demystified: An Essential Guide to Understanding and Living With Bpd There is hope for those living with this disorder.
www.borderlinepersonalitytoday.com   (286 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline and Beyond, is filled with refreshingly simple ideas to help the Borderline ground him/herself during episodes.
Borderline Personality Disorder has levels of prevalence, social dysfunction, health care utilization, and chronicity that make its public health significance similar to that of other major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression, yet it has not received comparable attention.
Also included is information on the possible causes, symptoms, and patterns of borderline personality disorder; advice on how to manage symptoms and side effects; the newest conventional, complementary, and natural therapies and treatments; and important lifestyle modifications that can help reduce the impact of the disorder.
www.psycom.net /bookstore.bpd.html   (2673 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder
This is a web ring composed of personal websites owned and constructed with original and personal material by people with and about Borderline Personality Disorder.
A unique site on BPD with references to John Gunderson's Major Object theory, the relationship of ACOA to BPD and my personal BPD story with explanations of how my life fits the published criteria for BPD.
Borderline Personality Disorder - what it's all about, living with it, and when it qualifies as a disablity.
g.webring.com /hub?ring=borderline   (581 words)

 BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: Borderline Personality Disorder
Individuals with this Cluster B Personality Disorder behave impulsively and their relationships, self-image, and emotions are unstable.
Imbroglio This book explores the diagnosis and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder and brings together the current thinking and research of the top experts in the field.
Though this is a very complex subject, Dr. Cauwells has written a comprehensive, lively account of the evolving understanding of the Borderline Personality Disorder.
www.behavenet.com /capsules/disorders/borderlinepd.htm   (435 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder - National Education Alliance - NEABPD Website
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior.
This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of self-identity.
While less known than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), BPD is more common, affecting 2 percent of adults, mostly young women.
www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com   (84 words)

 BPD Central - borderline personality disorder - books, cds, info, support, resources, links
BPD Central is a list of resources for people who care about someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Border-Lines: Monthly newsletter about BPD containing information for people with BPD and family members about new resources, current studies, media coverage, issues about BPD.
Information about our books and CDs about BPD for partners, parents, adult children, and people with BPD.
www.bpdcentral.com   (232 words)

 Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
American (DSM-IV) criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
The symptoms of BPD - A European perspective.
On the use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for the treatment of individuals with BPD.
www.psycom.net /depression.central.borderline.html   (213 words)

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