Borderline Personality-a Psychotic Disorder Found Extensively in Youth
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) another psychotic disorder or diagnosis extensively found in youth is one of the most controversial diagnoses in psychology especially at present.Believe by some researchers that BPD is a name given to a particular manifestation of post-traumatic stress disorder theorized that when PTSD takes a form that emphasizes heavily its elements of identity and relationship disturbance, it gets called BPD; when the body elements are emphasized, it gets called hysteria, and when the dissociative/deformation of consciousness elements are the focus, it gets called DID/MPD. The term “borderline personality” has been so misunderstood and misused that it seems to some of us that simply trying to refine it, is pointless and suggest instead simply scrapping the term.
BPD describes a prolonged disturbance of personality function characterized by depth and variability of moods.The disorder typically involves unusual levels of instability in mood,black and white thinking, or “splitting”; chaotic and unstable interpersonal relationships, self-image, identity, and behavior as well as a disturbance in the individual’s sense of self.In extreme cases, this disturbance in the sense of self can also lead to periods of dissociation.These disturbances can have a pervasive negative impact on many or all of the psychosocial facets of life. This includes difficulties maintaining relationships at work, home, and social spheres.Suicide attemption and complete suicides are possible outcomes, reason lack of attention towards proper care and effective therapy.Onset of symptoms typically occurs during adolescence or young adulthood.Symptoms may persist for several years, but the majority of symptoms lessen in severity over time.Some individuals may fully recover too provided taken care and in if needed treated with theropy as well. The mainstay of treatment is various forms of psychotherapy, although medication and other approaches may also work.
Borderlines are born with an innate biological tendency to react more intensely to lower levels of stress than others and thevictim may take longer to recover. They peak higher”emotionally on less provocation and take longer coming down.In addition, they may be raised up in environments in which their beliefs about themselves and their environment were continually devalued and invalidated. These factors combine to create adults who are uncertain of the truth of their own feelings and who are confronted by basic dialectics they have failed to master.
· Vulnerability versus invalidation.
· Active passivity (tendency to be passive when confronted with a problem and actively seek a rescuer) vs apparent competence (appearing to be capable when in reality internally things are falling apart).
· Unremitting crises versus inhibited grief.
· the absence of psychosis (the ability to perceive reality accurately)
· Impaired ego integration – a diffuse and internally contradictory concept of self. borderlines can describe themselves for five hours without your getting a realistic picture of what they’re like.
· Intense unstable relationships in which the borderline victim ends up getting hurt.This symptom is quiet general.
· Repetitive self-destructive behavior, often designed to prompt rescue.
· Chronic fear of abandonment and panic when forced to be alone.
· Distorted thoughts/perceptions, particularly in terms of relationships and interactions with others.
· Hypersensitivity, meaning an unusual sensitivity to nonverbal communication. This can be confused with distortion if practitioners are not careful.
· Impulsive behavior that often embarrass the borderline later.
· Poor social adaptation, borderlines tend not to know or understand the rules regarding performance in job and academic settings.
Below is the outline of Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms commonly found.
· Chronic/major depression.
· Odd thinking.
· Unusual perceptions.
· No delusional paranoia.
Impulse action patterns
· Substance abuse/dependence.
· Sexual deviance.
· Manipulative suicide gestures.
· Other impulsive behaviors.
· Intolerance of aloneness.
· Abandonment, engulfment, annihilation fears.
· Counter dependency.
· Stormy relationships.
· Manipulative ness.
· Demanding ness.