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Personality Disorder NOS Research

(Also Known As: Personality Disorder Research, Personality Disorders Research, Borderline Personality Disorder Research, Mixed Personality Disorder Research)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Personality disorders related research

Childhood abuse, neglect or separation

Many scientific researches have strongly associated child abuse, especially child sexual abuse, to the development of BPD. Many individuals with BPD reported having a history of abuse, neglect, or separation during their childhood days. BPD patients were often found to have been verbally, emotionally, physically, and sexually abused by caregivers of either gender. Moreover, their thoughts and feelings were not recognized or given importance by their abusers. As a result, these individuals consequently failed to provide needed protection, attention and physical care to their own children. For these reasons, it has been insinuated that children who experience chronic early maltreatment and attachment difficulties may go on to develop borderline personality disorder. 12

Suicide and Self Injury

Suicidal and other self-marring behavior in personality disorders are very prominent in individuals with borderline personality disorder. BPD patients who are chronically suicidal state that they want to feel better and want to release negative emotions and for obvious reasons, they tend to seek this release through suicidal acts. On the other hand, people who have BPD and are self-marring but and are not suicidal commit the suicidal acts it to express anger, punish oneself, generate normal feelings, and distract oneself and also to relieve negative emotions.13

Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

A study was done to determine if the BPD belongs in the bipolar spectrum. It was determined that patients have more often showed signs of bipolarity and would benefit a lot through medications used for bipolar disorder spectrum disorders. 14

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Related Conditions

Antisocial Personality Disorder – pervasive behavior, disregard of rights of others, lack of empathy
Avoidant Personality Disorder – pervasive social inhibition, feeling of inadequacy, fear of being criticized or rejected
Borderline Personality Disorder – variable mood, unstable relationship, psychosis
Dependent Personality Disorder - dependence towards others, get others to assume responsibility for major areas of their lives, lacks self-confidence, may experience intense discomfort when left alone for more than a brief period
Histrionic Personality Disorder - exhibits excitability and are highly emotional, manifests a colorful, dramatic, extroverted behavior with the inability to maintain long-lasting attachments.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder - characterized by a heightened sense of self-importance and grandiose feelings of uniqueness
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – obsession to perfection, compulsive personality, obsession, perfectionist, routine and repetitive activities
Paranoid Personality Disorder – long standing suspiciousness, mistrust of others, paranoia, maladaptive behavior
Schizoid Personality Disorder – lack of interest with social relationship, prefer to be in solitary, emotional coldness, indifference
Schizotypal Personality Disorder - odd personality, perceives magical thinking, peculiar notions, ideas of reference, illusions and derealization.