A. Adolescence. Normal adolescence with identity disturbance and emotional lability shares many of the same characteristics of BPD; however, the longstanding pervasive pattern of behavior required for a personality disorder is not present.
B. Histrionic Personality Disorder. These patients are also manipulative and attention seeking, but they do not display self-destructiveness and rage. Psychosis and dissociation are not typically seen in histrionic patients.
C. Dependent Personality Disorder. When faced with abandonment, dependent patients will increase their submissive behavior rather than display rage as do borderline patients.
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