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Borderline personality disorder: The 'perfect storm' of emotion dysregulation

Originally, the label ?borderline personality disorder? was applied to patients who were thought to represent a middle ground between patients with neurotic and psychotic disorders.  Increasingly, though, this area of research has focused on the heightened emotional reactivity observed in patients carrying this diagnosis, as well as the high rates with which they also meet diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder and mood disorders.
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