A case study of borderline personality disorder

Frequently accompanied by depressionanxietyangersubstance abuseor rage The most distinguishing symptoms of BPD are marked sensitivity to rejection or criticism, and intense fear of possible abandonment. Fear of abandonment may lead to overlapping dating relationships as a new relationship is developed to protect against abandonment in the existing relationship. Other symptoms may include feeling unsure of one's personal identitymorals, and values; having paranoid thoughts when feeling stressed; depersonalization; and, in moderate to severe cases, stress-induced breaks with reality or psychotic episodes. Emotions[ edit ] People with BPD may feel emotions with greater ease, depth and for a longer time than others do.

A case study of borderline personality disorder

December 29th, Leave a comment Go to comments One of the classic behaviors of a person suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder is the vilification campaign.

The target is the person against whom the perpetrator Borderline conducts the vilification. As with so many things involving Borderlines and their typical inability to understand or respect boundaries, there really are no limits.

They will use basically any means available to them to cause damage to their target, including denigration, endless disparaging remarks, fabrication, false accusations, and even teaching others including their children!

This choice of words emphasizes that the campaign employs lies, exaggerations, fictions, partial truths, and other reality distortion techiques. As it is unusual for a Borderline engaging in a vilification campaign to not use distortions, we shall refer to these as distortion campaigns just as the authors of Stop Walking on Eggshells have done.

It can be very difficult to distinguish BPD from similar personality disorders, particular from NPD Narcissistic Personality Disorder as both tend to involve a lot of emotional abuse. Psychology is a very subjective science. Gender bias in therapists and researchers often makes it even more subjective.

Most of what I write here about distortion campaigns applies equally to men and women suffering from BPD or NPD or even a combination of the two as. For instance, Borderlines often have drug and substance abuse problems.

If a family member or friend of a Borderline tries to get help for the Borderline by discussing the problems with other family members and friends, this is not a distortion campaign. It is based upon caring about the person and trying to discuss what is going wrong in order to get help.

There is not intent to harm. But a Borderline may have a very hard time distinguishing the intent of helping and lack of intent to harm. Such a friend or family member may be accused by the Borderline of conducting a distortion campaign, even though this is not accurate.

They go after others with the intent of hurting them.

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They may start months or years before the target is even aware of the campaign. By the time the target is aware of the distortions, people around the Borderline may have been hearing for a long time that the target is some evil, horrible, cruel person as part of the distortion campaign.

The BP is also likely to involve many other people in the distortion campaign. Others become actively involved in spreading them further. The target may find that there are dozens of people, many whom have never met him or her, who believe and repeat the lies of the BP.

Often they revolve around false claims of partner abuse, child abuse, perverse sexual behaviors, drug and substance abuse, mental illness, and criminal conduct. BPs tend to pick false accusations that are difficult to disprove.

A case study of borderline personality disorder

This is especially the case when accusations of sexual abuse, child abuse, and spousal abuse are involved. The victims of the distortion campaign often are treated as pariahs or even criminals, assumed to be guilty without any evidence whatsoever.

The perhaps surprising aspect of many of these defamatory statements is that they are not about the target at all.The Borderline of Asperger’s: The similarities and differences between Borderline Personality Disorder and Autism.

At The Borderline All beginnings are lovely – or so the sage proclaims. Relationships per se are difficult. Two individuals come together – attraction, lust, love, personality styles, personal and family histories, attachment, and lifestyles collide – and there you are in the middle of a daring, challenging, and steamy relationship.

A twin pregnancy of about 10 weeks. The lower sac contains a live fetus but the fetus in the upper sac has died. The sense of Something or Someone being there for a while but now gone missing, will remain somewhere in the back of the mind of the sole survivor - the womb twin survivor.

Jordan's case is only one of many examples of borderline personality disorder, which varies widely among the people who have it. For example: Some people with BPD have supportive families, like Jordan's, while others grow up in traumatizing environments (a life experience that's linked to the development of BPD symptoms).

Notes of first therapy session with T. Dal, female, 26, diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Dal is an attractive young woman but seems to be unable to maintain a stable sense of self-worth and self-esteem. Notes of first therapy session with T. Dal, female, 26, diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

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