Amy Winehouse: Borderline Personality Disorder

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She was an English song writer and singer who impacted the music industry with her powerful and soulful vocals. It was said that she even created a new genre of music by fusing other genres of music such as soul, jazz, R&B and pop music. My celebrity diagnosis is on no other than the famous English singer, Amy Winehouse. Amy Winehouse was born to her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse on September 14th 1983. As a child, her parents exposed her to different types of music which sparked up her interest in music and helped her in improving her musical ability. At the age of twelve, her parents divorced and she moved with her mother and brother in Southgate, England. It was at this age that she also attended the Sylvia Young Theater School. But…show more content…
BPD is a mental disorder that consist of unstable moods, behaviors and relationships. It usually begins or manifest when a person is an adolescent. Individuals with this disorder tend to be very impulsive, reckless, have problems regulating their emotions and have a distorted self image of themselves. The cause of this personality disorder has strongly to do with genetics and heredity. Also social and cultural factors may contribute and increase the risk for BPD. The symptoms of this disorder includes extreme reactions ( Panic, rage, etc), recurrent suicidal thoughts and behaviors, paranoid thoughts, emotional instability, unstable self image, dangerous behavior and chronic feeling of emptiness and boredom. Individuals with BDP are likely to have other disorders such as depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders and substance abuse. In order to treat BDP, Psychotherapy also called “talk” therapy and medication are used. The use of medication will usually be the last resort if psychotherapy doesn’t…show more content…
It began while she was an adolescent. I believe that the divorce of her parents and the absentness of her father seemed to trigger or at least helped this disorder to manifest. It is said that she got suspended from a theatre school at the age of 14 because she failed to obey school rules in terms of conduct and her appearance. At this point, she made an impulsive decision to drop schooling all together and started working part time in a jazz band at the age of 16. Then she got a signed by a management company and had quite a few unstable relationships. The first official relationship she had was with Chris Taylor at the age of 19 (2003) which was said to spiral really quickly. Her first album called “Frank” was said to be about this relationship. At this point, things only got worse. She entered a lot of relationships that didn’t last very long due to her high emotional instability and impulsive behavior. It was at this point that she started drugs and developed both a drug addiction and an alcohol addiction. Because of this, her emotional instability behaviors were amplified. She had a lot of public breakdowns and she disappointed a lot of fans just by walking off stage in the middle of a performance and not coming back. “Her vulnerability, her fragile personality and

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