This video attempts to answer the question: is borderline abuse real? When I use this term “borderline abuse” I'm talking about the abuse that somebody with borderline personality traits could engage in against another person and usually this would be a romantic partner. Borderline personality disorder is an official mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). There are nine symptom criteria and borderline personality disorder: frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, an unstable relationship pattern. identity disturbance. impulsivity at least two areas that could be self-damaging. suicidal behavior, affective instability, a chronic feeling of emptiness, inappropriate or intense anger or difficulty controlling anger, and paranoid ideation or severe dissociation.
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