mental problemThe major dynamic in the borderline personality disorder is abandonment anxiety. Like codependents, borderlines try out to preempt or preclude desertion (both actual and made up) by their nearest and sweetheart. They hang on to hysterically and counterproductively to their couples, mates, husband or wife, friends, children, or even friend. This severe link is coupled with idealization and then swift and merciless devaluation of the borderline's target. exactly like the narcissist, the borderline person afflicted elicits unvarying narcissistic supply (interest, acceptance, adulation, agreement) to regulate her gyrating sense of self-value and her disorganized self-image, to shore up severe, marked, unrelenting, and omnipresent failures in self-admiration and Ego functions, and to counter the gnawing barrenness at her core. The borderline personality disorder is frequently co-identified (is comorbid) with emotional and affect disorders. But all borderlines are afflicted with mental state reactivity. Borderlines switch dizzyingly between dysphoria (despair or melancholy) and jubilation, manic self-self-assurance and paralyzing nervousness, irritability and lack of sympathy. This is reminiscent of the mood changes of bipolar disorder sufferers. But borderlines are much angrier and more aggressive. They often get into physical fights, throw temper tantrums, and have horrifying tempers attacks.
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