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-----------> The Dogma of a BPD diagnosis <--------


This is the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder. Before you scroll down to diagnose yourself, know that this criteria is listed in the manual (DSM) used by mental health professionals to provide diagnosis and conceptualize client behaviors, thinking and emotional state. Before any insurance company will consider paying for treatment, they require a diagnosis (with corresponding code) from this manual. For some, the manual is bible-like. For others, it's a guide. A way into what a client could be suffering from. However, not unlike any journey up the mountain, there are many guides with many paths to help us reach the top. Finding one that is a good fit for you is the strongest indicator of your potential for success. 

  

​---------->   Prognosis   <---------


Research has shown that outcomes can be quite good for people with BPD, particularly if they are engaged in treatment. With specialized therapy, most people with borderline personality disorder find their symptoms are reduced and their lives are improved. Although not all the symptoms may ease, there is often a major decrease in problem behaviors and suffering. Under stress, some symptoms may come back. When this happens, people with BPD should return to therapy and other kinds of support. Many individuals with BPD experience a decrease in their impulsive behavior in their 40’s.


*source: BPD.com

A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked by impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

  • Frantic effort to avoid real or imagined abandonment.
  • A pattern or unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.
  • Identity disturbance markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self
  • Impulsivity in at least two areas the are potentially self-damaging (for example: spending, sex,substance abuse, reckless driving , binge eating)
  • Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior
  • Affective instability due to marked reactivity of mood (eg.: intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days).
  • Chronic feelings of emptiness
  • Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (for example: (for example frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights)
  • Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms.

*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association