Borderline Personality Disorder: What’s in a Name?

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Depression was studied in 1621, OCD in the 1830s, Schizophrenia in the late 19th century, and trauma after the World War I, and yet the infamous Personality Disorder is a mere infant in terms of diagnosis. This is especially true of the most famous, or infamous ‘borderline’ type. BPD a much maligned condition was only identified in 1980 in DSM III. And yet its been lurking around for quite some time.

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