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Borderline Personality Disorder Archives

Posted May 22 2009 10:10pm


Borderline Personality Disorder Posts

- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Judgmental people piss me off
- Borderline Personality Disorder DSM criteria explained
- My new old favorite
- Rage? Want to see a rage
- Highs and lows of Borderline Personality Disorder
- A crash course on manipulation and BPD
- How I diagnosed myself
- The highs and lows of Borderline Personality Disorder part two
- The difficulties in treating BPD
- Confrontations
- It is not me it is you
- May is Borderline Personality Awareness month
- Mixed Messages
- Control
- Change And Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Fallout From The Doctor's Appointment
- How To Tell Someone That They Have Borderline Personality Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder Misunderstood
- If 2 Plus 2 Equals 5 Then It Better Be The Same Tomorrow
- Borderline Personality Disorder Is Not That Common
- A New Comment That I Need To Address
- Reading Between The Lines
- The Funny Thing About Relationships
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Borderline Personality DSM Criteria

DSM Criteria For Borderline Personality Disorder



A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1. frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in Criterion 5.

2. a pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.

3. identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self.

4. impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating). Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in Criterion 5.

5. recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior

6. affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days).

7. chronic feelings of emptiness

8. inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights)

9. transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms
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