Psych Disorder Paper # 2
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is categorized as a chronic instability of emotions, self-image, relationships, and impulsivity (Hockenbury & Hockenbury, p. 599). BPD is the most common personality disorder that is diagnosed and about seventy-five percent of patients are female. A person with BPD will start to show signs of the Disorder around the age of adolescence, and will usually be diagnosed with the disorder when they are in late adolescence to young adult hood. With BPD, the person will have intense mood swings from one extreme to the other and anger outbursts are common. Because the person has a lack of self-image they will be very afraid of abandonment, and will seek reassurance from others in a very needy, pushy way. They may attempt to try to become the person they are seeking attention from, and in the end will sabotage their relationship with the other person. A person with BPD will not be able to control their impulses and may be driven to substance abuse, gambling and may be sexually promiscuous. Mixing substance abuse with any disorder can be hazardous. About ten percent of persons with BPD attempt suicide. The reasons for BPD are unknown; some feel the person with BPD have experienced a form of abandonment. Others think it’s caused by the exposure to abuse, and neglect.
Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) also known as a Sociopath or Psychopath is characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregarding and violating the right of others (Hockenbury & Hockenbury, p. 599). This disorder is often found more common in males and is very hard diagnose. The onset of ASPD often shows signs in early childhood and tends to seems to be a mixture of personality disorders. The person will often disregard society’s norms and fail to conform to them, often times breaking the laws and ending up in jail. This person will often show lack of empathy or remorse, and seem to lack a conscience. If a...