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A 32-year-old woman comes to the emergency ...

Borderline

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Borderline personality disorder- feelings of "emptiness," suicidality, self-mutilation, unstable relationships, and more common in women than in men. A common defense mechanism in this disorder is "splitting" in which people are seen as entirely good or entirely bad. Borderline personality disorder is also part of the Cluster B personality disorders, which are associated with substance abuse.

imnotarobotbut  Suicide attempts are also commonly seen with Borderline +