Borderline Personality Disorder - A Misunderstood and Stigmatised Illness

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a type of mental illness. It is characterised by ongoing instability in the areas of interpersonal relationships, self-image and impulsivity.

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The term ‘borderline’ was first used in the era of psychoanalysis when the condition was thought to exist on the border of psychosis and neurosis - BPD is now understood to be a disorder in its own right.

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Jocelyn Gandy
11 Jan 2020
I found this review easy to read, in point form, with a small test at the end. I was interested to be able to reinforce and also learn some new things about BPD.
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30 Jan 2020
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02 Apr 2020
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