What are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder? -dsm

What are the symptoms of borderline
personality disorder?
According to the DSM, Fourth Edition, Text Revision
(DSM-IV-TR), to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, a person must show an enduring
pattern of behavior that includes at least ive of the
following symptoms:
Extreme reactions—including panic, depression,
rage, or frantic actions—to abandonment, whether
real or perceived
A pattern of intense and stormy relationships with family, friends, and loved
ones, often veering from extreme closeness and love (idealization) to extreme
dislike or anger (devaluation)
Distorted and unstable self-image or sense of self, which can result in sudden
changes in feelings, opinions, values, or plans and goals for the future (such as
school or career choices)
Impulsive and often dangerous behaviors, such as spending sprees, unsafe sex,
substance abuse, reckless driving, and binge eating
Recurring suicidal behaviors or threats or self-harming behavior, such as cutting
Intense and highly changeable moods, with each episode lasting from a few
hours to a few days
Chronic feelings of emptiness and/or boredom
Inappropriate, intense anger or problems controlling anger
Having stress-related paranoid thoughts or severe dissociative symptoms, such
as feeling cut off from oneself, observing oneself from outside the body, or
losing touch with reality


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