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Borderline personality disorder (BPD)

1) Describe how altered states of consciousness related to sleep, psychoactive drugs, or meditation and hypnosis affect individuals with borderline personality disorder.

2) 2) Select two personality theories. Compare and contrast the theories, describing each theoryâ??s application to your chosen disorder.

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is explained by the DSM-IV-TR as someone who makes extreme efforts to avoid abandonment whether real or imagined (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). These individuals are unstable, impulsive, exhibit self-damaging behaviors, have anger problems, and typically have problems with self-image (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Psychoactive drugs can help keep their moods from dramatically shifting. I have done research for you in how altered states of consciousness may affect these individuals, and I cannot find any concrete research on it. The only thing I can speculate from a professional opinion is that possibly meditation and hypnosis can easily trigger memories from ...

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is explained.