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nbme23/Block 1/Question#6 (16.6 difficulty score)
A 32-year-old woman comes to the emergency ...
tags: psych personality_disorders borderline 

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imnotarobotbut  Suicide attempts are also commonly seen with Borderline +4  

well if that ain't my ex then I don't know what is

Borderline = Unstable mood and interpersonal relationships, fear of abandonment, impulsivity, self- mutilation, suicidality, sense of emotional emptiness.

Females > males.

Splitting is a major defense mechanism.

Treatment: dialectical behavior therapy.

The personality disorder is always borderline if it's a suicide attempt after a breakup.