BORDERLINE STATE

n. a condition wherein early symptoms of a disorder are present but difficult as of yet to classify. In borderline psychosis, for instance, a relatively normal person who has not lost touch with reality at present may become psychotic when exposed to circumstances of high stress.

BORDERLINE STATE: "Anyone who is in a borderline state needs to be observed closely for changes in behavior and worsening of symptoms."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BORDERLINE STATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/borderline-state/ (accessed August 25, 2019).
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