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Carlos Borge MD
(941) 330-9080
80 S Tuttle Ave
Sarasota, FL
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(941) 756-0292
2020 26th Ave E
Bradenton, FL
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Medical School: Univ Nac'L Auto De Honduras, Fac De Cien Med, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5550 26th St W
Bradenton, FL
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
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379 6th Ave W
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(301) 345-5252
379 6th Ave W
Bradenton, FL
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
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(941) 741-3131
7015 Gosling Ter
Bradenton, FL
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Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
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(941) 782-4860
5719 31st Ct E
Bradenton, FL
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Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1991

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Gregory John Onderko, DO
(941) 741-3805
5190 26th St W
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
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(941) 748-8704
101 Riverfront Blvd
Bradenton, FL
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Medical School: Univ De Los Andes, Esc De Med, Merida, Venezuela
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(813) 974-8900
376 6th Ave W
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Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
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Borderline Personality Disorder

Disorders - Borderline Personality Disorder
Written by National Institute of Mental Health   

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of self-identity. Originally thought to be at the "borderline" of psychosis, people with BPD suffer from a disorder of emotion regulation. While less well known than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), BPD is more common, affecting 2 percent of adults, mostly young women.1 There is a high rate of self-injury without suicide intent, as well as a significant rate of suicide attempts and completed suicide in severe cases.2,3 Patients often need extensive mental health services, and account for 20 percent of psychiatric hospitalizations.4 Yet, with help, many improve over time and are eventually able to lead productive lives.

Symptoms

While a person with depression or bipolar disorder typically endures the same mood for weeks, a person with BPD may experience intense bouts of anger, depression and anxiety that may last only hours, or at most a day.5 These may be associated with episodes of impulsive aggression, self-injury, and drug or alcohol abuse. Distortions in cognition and sense of self can lead to frequent changes in long-term goals, career plans, jobs, friendships, gender identity, and values. Sometimes people with BPD view themselves as fundamentally bad, or unworthy. They may feel unfairly misunderstood or mistreated, bored, empty, and have little idea who they are. Such symptoms are most acute when people with BPD feel isolated and lacking in social support, and may result in frantic efforts to avoid being alone.

People with BPD often have highly unstable patterns of social relationships. While they can develop intense but stormy attachments, their attitudes towards family, friends, and loved ones may suddenly shift from idealization (great admiration and love) to devaluation (intense anger and dislike). Thus, they may form an immediate attachment and idealize the other person, but when a slight separation or conflict occurs, they switch unexpectedly to the other extreme and angrily accuse the other person of not caring for them at all. Even with family members, individuals with BPD are highly sensitive to rejection, reacting with anger and distress to such mild separations as a vacation, a business trip, or a sudden change in plans. These fears of abandonment seem to be related to difficulties feeling emotionally connected to important persons when they are physically absent, leaving the individual with BPD feeling lost and perhaps worthlessness. Suicide threats and attempts may occur along with anger at perceived abandonment and disappointments.

People with BPD exhibit other impulsi...

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