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  1. borderline personality disordernoun

    Exhibiting behavior that borders between neurosis and psychosis.

  2. borderline personality disordernoun

    A disorder characterized by extreme black and white thinking and turbulent relationships. ICD-9: 301.83.


  1. Borderline personality disorder

    Borderline personality disorder is a cluster B personality disorder whose essential features are a pattern of marked impulsivity and instability of affects, interpersonal relationships, and self image. The pattern is present by early adulthood and occurs across a variety of situations and contexts. Other symptoms may include intense fears of abandonment and intense anger and irritability that others have difficulty understanding the reason for. People with BPD often engage in idealization and devaluation of others, alternating between high positive regard and great disappointment. Self-mutilation and suicidal behavior are common. This disorder is recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision only in individuals over age 18, while DSM-5 specifies that it "begins by early adulthood". Because a personality disorder is a pervasive, enduring and inflexible pattern of maladaptive inner experience and pathological behavior, there is a general reluctance to diagnose personality disorders before adolescence or early adulthood. Some emphasize, however, that without early treatment, symptoms may worsen.

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  1. Borderline Personality Disorder

    A personality disorder marked by a pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. (DSM-IV)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of borderline personality disorder in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of borderline personality disorder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  • trastorno límite de la personalidadSpanish
  • trouble de la personnalité borderlineFrench
  • transtorno de personalidade borderlinePortuguese
  • пограничное расстройство личностиRussian
  • ความผิดปกติของบุคลิกภาพชายแดนThai

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