How is borderline personality disorder (BPD) differentiated from other personality disorders?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Roy H Lubit, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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As many as one half of all patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) may also meet the criteria for histrionic, antisocial, or schizotypal personality disorders. Chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, self-mutilation, short-lived psychotic episodes, and manipulative suicide attempts help distinguish BPD from other personality disorders. The Gunderson Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines [26] and the Perry Borderline Personality Disorder Scale can be helpful structured tools in the diagnosis of BPD.

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