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 Definition A personality disorder marked by a pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. (National Library of Medicine) [d] [e]
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Alternative suggestions for names include Emotional regulation disorder or Emotional dysregulation disorder. According to TARA, (Treatment and Research Advancement Association for Personality Disorders) this terminology has "the most likely chance of being adopted by the American Psychiatric Association."[1] Emotional regulation disorder is the term favored by Dr. Marsha Linehan, pioneer of one of the most popular types of BPD therapy. Impulse disorder and Interpersonal regulatory disorder are other valid alternatives, according to Dr. John Gunderson of McLean Hospital in the United States. Dyslimbia has been suggested by Dr. Leland Heller[2] and Mercurial disorder has been proposed by McLean Hospital's Dr. Mary Zanarini.[3]

Another term advanced (for example by psychiatrist Carolyn Quadrio) is Post Traumatic Personality Disorganisation (PTPD), reflecting the condition's status as (often) both a form of chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Personality Disorder and a common outcome of developmental or attachment trauma.[4]

Some who are labeled with "Borderline Personality Disorder" feel it is unhelpful and stigmatizing as well as simply inaccurate, supporting and adding to calls for a name change.[5] Criticisms have also come from a feminist perspective.[6] It has also claimed that, in some circles, "borderline" is used as a "garbage can" diagnosis for individuals who are hard to diagnose, or is interpreted as meaning "nearly psychotic" despite a lack of empirical support for this conceptualization, or is used as a generic label for difficult clients or as an excuse for therapy going badly.[7]

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  1. Porr, Valerie (November 2001). How Advocacy is Bringing Borderline Personality Disorder Into the Light. Axis II.
  2. Heller, L. MD. "A Possible New Name For Borderline Personality Disorder". Biological Unhappiness.
  3. Hunter, Aina (2006-01-24). "Personality, Interrupted". The Village Voice.
  4. Quadrio, C. (December 2005). "Axis One/Axis Two: A disordered borderline". Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 39 (Suppl. 1): 141-156.
  5. Bogod, E. "Borderline Personality Disorder Label Creates Stigma".
  6. Shaw and Proctor (2005). "Women at the Margins: A Critique of the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder" (PDF). Feminism & Psychology 15: 483-90.
  7. Grohol, J. (June 22 2007). "Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder".