BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

n. in DSM-IV-TR, refers to a chronic pattern of personality instability. More of a disorder than not, it manifests through symptoms such as mood shifts, sudden temper outbursts, intense but unstable relationships, and self-defeating behavior. Also called unstable personality disorder.

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: "People with Borderline Personality Disorder exhibit self-defeating and damaging behavior through overeating, overspending, and gambling, among others."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/borderline-personality-disorder/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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