What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a psychiatric condition that impacts 1.4% of the population, with two-thirds of the population being female (Borderline Personality Disorder (n.d.). According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM 5), BPD is composed of behaviors that include patterns of personal relationships that fluctuate from idealizing a person to pushing that same person away. At the same time, the person with BPD will also react with intensity at the thought of being abandoned by others. (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)