Abnormal Psychology: Borderline Personality Disorder

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Course Project II-Practice Kristie Taylor Argosy University Student Abnormal Psychology Module 5 Assignment 1 Course Project II-Practice Borderline Personality Disorder Description: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH 2013) describes Borderline personality disorder as a “serious mental illness” characterized by mood instability and unstable moods, behavior and relationships. In 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III) (APA, 2014) listed borderline personality disorder as a diagnosable illness for the first time. Some of the major signs of this disorder are impulsive and reckless behavior and unstable relationships. This disorder also has a high ratio of co-occurring disorders…show more content…
20% of those 2% reside in psychiatric hospitals and 11% are in receiving treatment in outpatient clinics. 8-10% of patients die by suicide and about 25% of people diagnoses with BPD also meet the criteria for post traumatic stress syndrome. Approximately 75% of all diagnoses’ of BPD are women. 69-75% of people diagnoses with BRD exhibit self-destructive tendencies such as chemical dependence, eating disorders and suicide attempts. Diagnoses On the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) BRD patients do not show a common profile but have what appears to be a combination of histrionic, narcissistic and anti-social behavior. This can make a clear diagnosis had to nail down and is one of the main reasons that professional clinicians are hesitant to give the diagnosis of BRD. Many cases are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Treatment Borderline personality disorder is often treated with psychotherapy. Some medications can assist with that process such as antidepressants and/or anxiety…show more content…
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