How to Diagnose Borderline Personality Disorder

Friday, 10 Jun 2011 04:17 PM

Borderline personality disorder prognosis is extremely difficult as it is a multi-symptomatic condition that makes it very difficult for psychologists and behavioral therapists to diagnose effectively.

There are no clear-cut borderline personality disorder causes; however, some of the symptoms are pretty definitive and enable quick diagnosis, if correctly observed.

BPD symptoms include, but are not limited to the following:

• A feeling of intense isolation and lack of social support
• Boredom, emptiness, and constantly misunderstanding others
• Constantly seeking solace in relationships
• Feelings of anxiety and abandonment
• Constant anger and hatred
• Dangerous and violent behavior
• Ridiculously high emotional preferences
• Excess eating and money spending
• Extremely serious emotional problems
• Severe and frequent mood swings
• Suicidal tendencies
• Temporary paranoia

There is no specific borderline personality disorder test for diagnosis. Borderline personality disorder diagnosis is often done by observing the patients for certain traits. Mental health professionals employ questionnaires such as PDQ, PDQ-R, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI).MMPI-2, MCMI-III, Rorschach Psycho diagnostic Test, and TAT to analyze borderline personality disorder traits.

For more information on borderline personality disorder, see below:

Borderline Personality Disorder: Top Five Symptoms

Borderline Personality Disorder Research

Borderline Personality Disorder: Top Drugs That Work

How to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder: Latest Medical Breakthroughs

How to Help Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder


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