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Mental Emotional Disorders                     

Personality Disorders   

      Borderline Personality Disorder

  • What is it?
    • Pervasive chronic psychological disorder
    • Affects work, family, social life
    • Disturbance in self-image 
    • Pervasive difficulty with interpersonal relationships
    • Inappropriate range of emotions
    • Inaccurate perception of self, others, world
    • Difficulty with impulse control
    • Pervasive pattern of behavior different from cultural norms
    • Behaviors appear more dramatic from norm
    • Typical age of onset is adolescence or early adulthood
  • What does it look like?
    • Impulsive actions and thoughts
    • Inappropriate intense anger, rage or paranoia
    • Exaggerated or inappropriate reaction to grades
    • Heightened emotional reactions to constructive comments/criticisms
    • Anxiety reactions when called on in class
    • Dramatic reactions to changed in syllabus, assignments, tests, etc.

Also see Academic Tips for mental emotional disorders