Amanda (kiliyn_foxglove) wrote in seventh_circle,

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Borderline Personality Disorder

One is supposed to have 5 of these to be diagnosed with BPD according to the DSM-III-R. I'll do a general post edit to explain more thoroughly later, but just list for now. Yeah, okay, so this is my newest fascination. Shut up.
**edit-I've posted the more elaborate explainations. I'm going to put what's new in **s

1)Unstable or intense interpersonal relationships, **with marked shifts in attitudes toward others (from idealization to devaluation or from clinging dependency to isolation and avoidance), and prominent patterns of manipulation of others.**

2)Impulsiveness in **(at least two areas!)** potentially self-damaging behaviors, such as substance abuse, sex, shoplifting, reckless driving, binge eating, **excessive spending, gambling, anorexia nervosa or bulimia.**

3)Severe mood shifts-**affective instability:marked shifts from baseline mood to depression, irritability, or anxiety, usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days.**

4)Frequent and inappropriate displays of anger

5)Recurrent suicidal threats or gestures, or self-mutilating behaviors

6)Lack of clear sense of identity-**marked and persistent identity disturbance manifested by uncertainty i at least two of the following: self-image, sexual orientation, long-term goals or career choice, type of friends desired, preferred values.**

7)Chronic feelings of emptiness or boredom

8)Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment

I would say I personally have... 4, maybe 5, of these. So, don't feel strange about it if you recognize bunches of them.

**Lastly, direct from the DSM-IV and DSM-IV-TR, but not included in the book i was reading
(9) transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms**

***info from: "I hate you-dont leave me" by Jerold J Kreisman, M.D., and Hal Straus and
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