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Borderline Personality Disorder

Other Names for this Disorder
  • BPD

  •  emotional dysregulation disorder

Symptoms
  • "Extreme fear of rejection and abandonment, both real and imagined

  • Stormy personal relationships swinging from idealization to devaluation

  • Unstable self-image

  • Inappropriate bouts of intense anger

  • Chronic feelings of boredom or emptiness

  • Emotional instability, including irritability and anxiety

  • Paranoid and dissociative thoughts

  • Impulsivity leading to reckless and harmful behavior"

Causes
  • Trauma

  • Hereditary 

  • There are many theories about what causes BPD by the causes are still mostly unknown.

Types of BPD
  • Discouraged borderline personality disorder

  • Impulsive borderline personality disorder

  • Petulant borderline

  • Self-destructive borderline

Treatment
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Similar and Co-occurring Disorders 

Borderline Personality Disorder is often misdiagnosed several times before it is finally labeled as BPD. Some of these similar and co-occurring disorders include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Bipolar Depression

  • PTSD

  • Substance Use

  • eating disorders and more

Resources

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Sincerely,

Dawn Kohler and the DMKbooks Staff.

 Disclaimer: this is simply a collection of resources. Dawn Kohler and dmkbooks do not guarantee results from any of these resources and recommend researching these resources further before you and your caregiver proceed. Dawn is not a doctor or a lawyer. 

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