Meaning of Borderline
What is Borderline:
Borderline It is an English word that is used to designate borderline personality disorder (or BPD, for its acronym). As such, it is a pathology that is situated on the border between neurosis and psychosis, hence the word used to describe it in Spanish literally translates 'limit', 'border line'.
The formal theorization of borderline personality disorder it is recent. It dates from 1980, when it is described in the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association.
Disorder borderline It is characterized by instability in the moods, behavior and interpersonal relationships of the person who suffers from it.
An individual affected by this pathology has a dysfunctional personality: he experiences frequent and inexplicable changes in his character and in his image of himself. They present intense and unstable affective relationships, a permanent fear of abandonment, and problems in their school or work performance.
Who suffers from the disorder borderline He feels that he lives his emotions to the limit: to the limit of pain, to the limit of sadness. You have recurring feelings of emptiness or boredom, associated with insufficient production of serotonin, the pleasure hormone, so you try to satisfy yourself through excessive consumption of food, excessive spending, drugs, sex, and even behaviors that threaten your physical integrity (self-inflicted cuts or burns), reckless (driving at high speeds), or overtly suicidal.
Their reactions are excessive, impulsive, as they have difficulty regulating their emotions, which can lead to outbursts of anger and physical aggression.
Symptoms such as bulimia, depression and poor school performance could be signs of suffering from borderline during adolescence, although, in any case, the best way to detect this disorder and clear up doubts is to seek psychiatric or psychological assistance.