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    Borderline Personality Disorder: Theoretical origins

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    This solution offers some insights and findings to briefly validate the origins of Borderline Personality Disorder. It uses two theoretical approaches to the disorder as a lens.

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    First of all, when briefly looking at the possible origins of BPD, Masterson's theory warrants that its etiology often occurs when a child tries to separate and the mother withdraws love; child clings and mother rewards. It can also happen if a child is uncertain of parental affection. Paternally, fathers may be distant, alcoholic or unavailable. These scenarios can cause a split of good me-bad me. BPD ...

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    Brief notes and a few references are offered to explore the origins of Borderline Personality Disorder and two theoretical frameworks underlying the disorder.