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Borderline psychopathology in relationships

  • By: Alan E. Fruzzetti
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and emotions. BPD affects 1 to 2 percent of the population, and core features of the disorder may occur in up to 5 percent of ...

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