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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


FERNANDEZ-GUERRERO, María José. The blurry boundaries of Bordeline Personality Disorder. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2017, vol.37, n.132, pp.399-413. ISSN 2340-2733.

From the beginning of the borderline concept, we have witnessed the disapproval of clinicians and patients upon this denomination. An evidence of this is the wide range of names that have been attributed to the borderline personality disorder, all of them suggesting the idea of something in the border or in no man's land. On the other hand, no agreement has yet been reached, either on the concept or on the nosological group to which it has been ascribed, having been framed in several nosological groups according to the traits that were considered as essential or to some aspects of its etiology. A change of name and the fact of being no longer considered a personality disorder as those described in the DSM are still demanded. In this exposition, a literature review was carried out in order to examine the appropriateness or inappropriateness of its denomination as well as the confusion that the borderline concept has arisen from its beginnings.

Keywords : borderline personality disorder; borderline organization; nosology; notion; history.

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