BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISOREDER IN ADOLESCENTS

청소년기의 경계선 인격장애

  • Jang, Kyung-June (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Seoul National Mental Hospital) ;
  • Chung, Jea-Yun (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Seoul National Mental Hospital)
  • 장경준 (국립서울정신병원 소아청소년정신과) ;
  • 정제연 (국립서울정신병원 소아청소년정신과)
  • Published : 1995.12.30

Abstract

Borderline personality disorder in adolescents present with suicide attempts or gestures, and they are characterized by the same patterns of splitting, devaluation, manipulation, need-gratifying object relations, impulsivity, and ego deficits that are finds in borderline adults, Symptomatolgy are depression, anxiety, identity crisis, and occasionally antisocial behavior in borderline personality disorder in adolescents. These findings should be differentiated to normal stormy adolescents. Theses borderline personality disorder in adolescents are known about the instability of object relations, labile affect, splitting, and psychotic episode in severe stress. According to thses finding, schizophrenia, mood disorder, schizoptypal personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder could be differentiated. Etiology is complex including psychodynamic, genetic, familial factor. Treatments are individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and pharmacotherapy. The continuity or discontinuity of borderline states from childhoon to adult life is controversy.