Borderline Personality Disorder

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Multiaxial Classification:(Angelina Jolie) Axis l- Clinical Depression Axis ll- Borderline Personality DisorderAxis lll- Showed early signs of ovarian cancer so she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, also had a double mastectomy to remove breast cancer Axis lV-father not present growing up, self-harming Axis V- 11 to 20

Symptoms:-extreme reactions: panic, depression or rage to abandonment (real or imagined)-stormy relationships: extreme closeness to extreme dislike and anger-distorted self-image: sudden changes in feelings, opinions, and values-impulsive and dangerous behaviors: spending sprees, unsafe sex, substance abuse -recurring suicidal behaviors-intense and highly changeable moods: can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days-stress-related paranoid thoughts

Prevelance:-affects 1.6% of the U.S. adult population - sex and race aren't factors

Borderline Personality Disorder

Etiology:-influenced by both genetic and environmental factors -evironmental: emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, also, loss, neglect, and bullying can contribute-genetic: some people are more likely to develop BPD due to their genetics, but harmful childhood experiences further the risk

Did you know?Angelina Jolie was diagnosed with BPD in the late 1990s

Course:-diagnosed during young adulthood, but self-harming behavior is often observed in adolescence-many believe diagnosis is a sentence to a life of misery-study done in 2007 shows after 10-year period half of symptoms decline sharply, and other half decrease at a less dramatic rate


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