a mental condition characterized by difficult relationships, moods and behavior as well as self-injury.
Personality characterized by a persistent instability in social relationships, self-image, and emotions. Central to this instability is fear of abandonment and rejection.
A personality disorder in which there is a marked tendency to act impulsively without consideration of the consequences, together with affective instability. The ability to plan ahead may be minimal, and outbursts of intense anger may often lead to violence or "behavioural explosions"; these are easily precipitated when impulsive acts are criticized or thwarted by others. Two variants of this personality disorder are specified, and both share this general theme of impulsiveness and lack of self-control.
A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affect and marked impulsivity.
People with a borderline personality are impulsive and unpredictable, with an uncertain self-image, intense and unstable social relationships, and extreme mood swings.
A personality disorder characterized by identity, affective, and impulse disturbances. go to glossary index
A personality disorder characterized by a persisting pattern of unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed self-image, and impulsive self-injurious behaviors. Borderline patients often make suicide attempts or self-mutilate, describe chronic feelings of emptiness, and exhibit inappropriate intense emotions. They may experience transient psychotic or dissociative symptoms when acutely distressed.
A personality disorder with the essential feature being a pervasive pattern of unstable self-image, mood, and interpersonal relationships. Persons diagnosed with this disorder frequently display mood shifts directed outwardly toward staff to meet their own needs, a mechanism commonly referred to as "splitting." Borderline Personality Disorder Although many youth in the juvenile justice system display borderline traits, most do not meet DSM-IV criteria for borderline personality disorder. Youth with borderline personality disorder have a long-standing pattern of intense, turbulent relationships and are terrified to be alone. They often cycle between idealizing someone and then hating him or her. Their moods are often intense and erratic, and they frequently have outbursts of anger. Because of their lack of identity, these youth frequently change their goals, plans, and opinions. Self-mutilation and suicidal behaviors are common in youth who have borderline personality disorder. Because of their age, it is much more common for youth in the juvenile justice system to display borderline personality "traits" rather than the full-blown disorder.
a personality disorder marked by a long-standing pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, behavior, mood and self-image that can interfere with social or occupational functioning or cause extreme emotional distress
A personality disorder characterized by extreme instability and impulsivity, fear of abandonment and self-injurious behavior.
This is a personality style marked by unstable moods and unsatisfactory personal relationships.They often have problems with impulsivity, substance abuse (see definition) and impulsive spending.Those with BPD may also suffer from depression, anxiety and the fear of being abandoned. (see also Personality Disorder)
characterized by unstable relationships, self-image and mood.
( Related information) Symptoms of borderline personality disorder, a serious mental illness, include pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. The instability can affect family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of self-identity.
A disorder marked, primarily, by a fear of being abandoned and alone. People with this disorder tend to have a series of very intense and unstable personal relationships. They often use manipulation, promiscuous behavior, or self-destructive behavior to avoid being alone. This condition is very hard to treat.
characterized by self-destructive acts (suicidal gestures, self-mutilation, or the provocation of fights). Their social and occupational levels are often less than their intelligence and skills warrant. They are unstable in that they tend to fluctuate between idealizing and clinging to another person, and then devaluing and opposing that person. They're exquisitely sensitive to rejection and experience abandonment depression (related to an underlying attachment anxiety) following the slightest stressors. They can't stand being alone. Their social adaptiveness is superficial. They often indulge in illicit sexual activities or other kinds of behavior in order to satisfy their need to not be alone.
A personality disorder which includes both mood disorder and thought disorder symptoms.
a situation wherea person experiences a repetitive pattern of disorganization and instability in self-image, mood, behavior and close personal relationships. This can cause significant distress or impairment in friendships and work. A person with this disorder can often be bright and intelligent, and appear warm, friendly and competent. They sometimes can maintain this appearance for a number of years until their defense structure crumbles, usually around a stressful situation like the breakup of a romantic relationship or the death of a parent.
A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects; it is marked by impulsivity; it begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of contexts such as gambling, spending money irresponsibly, binge eating, substance abuse, engaging in unsafe sex, driving recklessly, or displaying recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, threats, or self-mutilating behavior.
(BOR-der-LINE PER-suh-NA-lih-tee dis-OR-der) BPD. A serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, and impulsive behavior. People with BPD have problems with relationships, family and work life, long-term planning, and self-identity. Symptoms include intense bouts of anger, depression, and anxiety that may lead to self-injury or suicide, drug or alcohol abuse, excessive spending, binge eating, or risky sex. A person with BPD who is diagnosed with cancer may be at an increased risk of suicide.
persons with this disorder present instability in their perceptions of themselves, and have difficulty maintaining stable relationships. Moods may also be inconsistent, but never neutral - their sense of reality is always seen in "black and white." Persons with borderline personality disorder often feel as though they lacked a certain level of nurturing while growing up and, as a result, incessantly seek a higher level of caretaking from others as adults. This may be achieved through manipulation of others, leaving them often feeling empty, angry, and abandoned, which may lead to desperate and impulsive behavior.
A mental disorder in which the individual has manifested unstable moods, relationships with others, and self-perceptions chronically since adolescence or childhood.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is defined within psychiatry and related psychological fields as a disorder characterized primarily by emotional dysregulation, extreme "black and white" thinking, or "splitting" (believing that something is one of only two possible things, and ignoring any possible "in-betweens"), and turbulent relationships. It can also be described by mental health professionals as a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in mood, interpersonal relationships, self-image, identity, and behavior, and a disturbance in the individual's sense of self.