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Re: Self-harm

Posted by rskontos on February 7, 2008, at 9:39:31

In reply to Re: Self-harm Jamal Spelling, posted by Dinah on February 7, 2008, at 8:34:21

This is from the MayoClinic website:

The DSM criteria note that people with BPD have a pattern of unstable relationships, self-image and mood, as well as impulsive behavior. These typically begin in early adulthood.

For BPD to be diagnosed, at least five of the following signs and symptoms must be present:

* Intense fears of abandonment
* A pattern of unstable relationships
* Unstable self-image
* Impulsive and self-destructive behaviors
* Suicidal behavior or self-injury
* Wide mood swings
* Chronic feelings of emptiness
* Inappropriate anger
* Periods of paranoia and loss of contact with reality

A diagnosis of BPD is usually made in adults, not children or adolescents. That's because what appear to be signs and symptoms of BPD may go away with maturity.

And if you go the the information just on SI, it lists BPD as the most likely disorder. But each doc will decide just like with any personality or mood disorder you can find many opinions. ON the SI information page if also listed cutting etc as a form of release much like opiates too. That the body releases its own chemicals that makes the person feel good. So there are many theories about SI too. Hope this helps Jamal.





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