With an outline in place, you should now have a good idea of the flow of your paper. You should also have decided which pieces of information and research you wish to use in your paper.
Using the outline and research you have gathered, create a short one paragraph introduction and one paragraph conclusion to your paper. The introduction should be complete with a topic sentence and outline what your paper is about. The conclusion should summarize your research and close with comments regarding the future direction of treatment and testing related to your chosen mental disorder. Make sure that you check your spelling and grammar prior to submission.
Borderline Personality Disorder- my topic
Thesis: Borderline personality is a mental disorder that develops during adolescence stage. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the other causes of borderline personality disorder include environmental and genetics.
Borderline Personality It is one of the most common personality disorders and its cause is unknown. Studies have shown that there may be some genetic predisposition to those who have Borderline Personality Disorder, and the common genetic traits displayed in familial cases of BPD show a common link of anger issues, impulsivity, and affective instability.
Borderline Personality Disorder is a type of mental illness in which the person affected exhibits certain behaviors or thoughts Chanen (2012). These behaviors include unstable mood, inability in keeping stable relationships, erratic behavior, dependent personality, and the occurrence of co-dependent relationships or behaviors.
BPD can be a genetic condition. There is a probability that the disorder contains genetic components because of the personality traits seen in the disorder such as aggression and impulsivity which can be inherited.
The various signs and symptoms include
Mood swing experiences
Relentless feelings of worthlessness.
Experiencing periods of stress-related mistrust
Difficulty in anger control
d. Treatment that help people with BPD include
Family and group support
Hospitalization if symptoms are severe
e. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, to be diagnosed with BPD, an individual should experience at least five of the stated symptoms. It can be diagnosed by
Completing a detailed analysis on the patient as well as providing a report about the symptoms.
Carefully examining the patient to determine the exact condition.
Enquiring about the family background of the patient to find out any historical background of any illness.
f. The effects of borderline personality disorder on patients and possible complications.
It can negatively affect intimate relationship, job, school, social image, and self-image.
It leads to depression and uneasiness because it affects their nature of identity.
According to the American Psychiatric Association BPD can lead to other various disorders to an individual such as
The challenges and effects of BPD differ amongst individuals. Some individuals with this disorder may have strange outcomes which they cannot control, hence affecting them emotionally. Other individuals may develop depression disorders which will lead to suicidal thoughts. Family and group support is the best medication to the disorder as they will enable an affected individual to relief some problems. Diagnosis is mainly on adolescents or adults with at least five symptoms of the disorder.
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Coolidge, Frederick & L. Thede, Linda & Jang, Kerry. (2001). Heritability of Personality Disorders in Childhood: A Preliminary Investigation. Journal of personality disorders. 15. 33-40. 10.1521/pedi.188.8.131.5245.
Kernberg, O. F., & Michels, R. (2009). Borderline Personality Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry,166(5). Retrieved April 12, 2018.