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Borderline personality disorder

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Ashlynn Edds

on 9 May 2017

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Transcript of Borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder
behavior: Antisocial behavior, hostility, self destructive behavior, social isolation, and lack of restraint.

mood: Angry, general discontent, guilt, loneliness, mood swings or sadness

psychological: depression, distorted image, or narcissism.
In the U.S. the frequency of BPD has been estimated at 1.6% to 5.9% of the general population, 10% of psychiatric outpatients and 20% inpatients. BPD is the most common personality disorder in clinical settings. It affects 10 million Americans.
How BPD effects high school students.
Students who suffer from BPD will do very well in school, but at some point their performance way take a turn for the worst. The student might lose interest in school or they could have severe anxiety which makes it hard for the student to be successful.


DSM classification
The essential features of a personality disorder are impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits. To diagnose borderline personality disorder, the following criteria must be met:
A. significant impairments in personality functioning manifest by;
1. impairments in self functioning (a or b)
a. identify: Markedly impoverished, poorly developed, or unstable self-image, often associated with excessive self-criticism; chronic feelings of emptiness; dissociative under stress.
b. Self-direction: Instability in goals, aspirations, values or career plans.
Marilyn Monroe
(Norma Jeane Mortenson)
profession: American actress model and singer
born: June 1, 1926
died: August 5, 1962
parents: Martin Edward Mortenson and Gladys Baker
family history of mental illness: Monroe's mother suffered from paranoid schizophrenia
possible causes
in addition to the environmental factors-as history of child abuse or neglect- BPD may also be linked to genetics
frequency of disorder in the U.S.
interesting facts
. More people have BPD than schizophrenia and bipolar disorder combined

. Nearly 75% of people are diagnosed are woman but recent searches show that men may be just as frequent as woman.

Therapies: cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management, dialectical behavior therapy etc.
There are no prescription drugs to treat BPD but anxiety and depression prescriptions can help.
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