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Unformatted text preview: Identity disturbance; markedly and persistently unstable
self-image or sense of self.
4. Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially selfdamaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless
driving, binge eating). Note: do not include suicidal or
self-mutilating behavior covered in criterion 5.
self-mutilating Diagnostic Criteria for BPD (301.83)
5. Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or selfmutilating behavior.
6. Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood
(e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety
usually last a few hours and only rarely more than a few
7. Chronic feelings of emptiness.
8. Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling
anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger,
recurrent physical fights).
9. Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe
dissociative Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines
Diagnostic Social Adaptation Affects Interpersonal Relations Psychosis Impulses Etiology
Etiology Gunderson Masterson Kernberg Kohut-self psychology Biology Self-Mutilation
“The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain”
-Karl Marx A. Description/Characteristics/Dynamics Se...
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