Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a highly prevalent, chronic, and debilitating disorder characterized by instability in one's sense of self, others, and mood. This instability is expressed as emotional lability, impulsivity, interpersonal dysfunction, angry outbursts, suicidality, and non‐suicidal self‐injury. One in 10 patients with BPD will end up dying from suicide. Those suffering from BPD are more likely to commit suicide than those with depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and unmediated bipolar disorder. BPD has historically been thought to be difficult to treat. However, several integrative treatments – deriving from both the cognitive‐behavioral and psychodynamic traditions – that have shown efficacy in randomized controlled trials and are now available to clinicians and their patients.
Kenneth N Levy, Joanna Pantelides
9/18/2020

Journal:The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences: Clinical, Applied, and Cross‐Cultural Research

Pages: 89-95

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