Borderline Personality Disorder Case Study

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Introduction

The personality disorder is characterized by the enduring patterns of inflexible, maladaptive, or antisocial behavior across many situations and leads to the significant impairments in personality functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits such as antagonism and disinhibition(Wakefield, 2013). There are many different types of personality disorders classified according to the particular personality traits. Meanwhile, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is the most common and complex personality disorder (Anon, 2006; O'Connell & Dowling, 2014). BPD is the result of childhood maltreatment such as physical and psychological neglect (Tyrka, Wyche, Kell, Price & Carpenter, 2009). American Psychiatric Association (2013) stated that people diagnosed with BPD often experience interpersonal difficulties, impulse and emotional instability, and feelings of emptiness, often in combination with anxiety and self-harm behavior. BPD is also commonly associated with substance abuse, depression, and eating disorders. The prevalence of personality disorder is found around one to two percent in general
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Linehan is recommended as the validated and components in the treatment of BPD (Stuart, 2013; O'Connell & Dowling, 2014; Bateman, Gunderson & Mulder, 2015). DBT stresses the application of behavioral and cognitive techniques such as training in problem-solving and social skills, exercises in monitoring moods and psychological education. Many studies provide evidence to support the effectiveness DBT on BPD client especially with self-injured thinking and behavior. In this article, it is going to explore how the management of dialectical behavior therapy is beneficial to patient with borderline personality disorder, the limitations of DBT and finally suggest recommendations on the use of
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