You might have heard a few sites or videos talk about the ICD-10 (or maybe the DSM-III). This is a reference guide to diseases and recognised mental health disorder. In short, if it is in here it is classed as a global problem and something to be taken very seriously. Let’s take a deeper look at this medical guide and see what it says about BPD, what it really is and why people refer to it…
Put simply the ICD-10 is currently on its 10th revision of the publication titled ‘International Classification of Diseases’. In short, it only features medically and professionally recognised diseases and mental health conditions. The guide says this about BPD (click here to read it all)…
Emotionally unstable personality disorder – Borderline type
Several of the characteristics of emotional instability are present; in addition, the patient’s own self-image, aims, and internal preferences (including sexual) are often unclear or disturbed. There are usually chronic feelings of emptiness. A liability to become involved in intense and unstable relationships may cause repeated emotional crises and may be associated with excessive efforts to avoid abandonment and a series of suicidal threats or acts of self-harm (although these may occur without obvious precipitants).
Putting that into terms we can all understand it says BPD is a type of Emotionally unstable personality disorder called “Borderline type”. It is more intense and often causes people to get suicidal thoughts that are not seen in most other types of EUPD.
The idea of this guide is that it is written by the brightest minds in the medical world and thus is also peer-reviewed by many other great minds. In short, what this book says goes and that helps therapists and psychologists make accurate diagnoses about your condition. While trying to read it for most normal people is impossible those in the know see it as gospel.
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