Borderline Personality Disorder: Background information when reading The Blind

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The Blind

A Chilling Psychological Suspense

by A.F. Brady

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    Sep 2017, 416 pages
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Borderline Personality Disorder

This article relates to The Blind

In her debut novel, The Blind, A.F. Brady, a licensed psychotherapist, has created a memorable narrator, Sam James, who suffers from borderline personality disorder.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the handbook used to describe and diagnose mental disorders, lists ten forms of personality disorder that are further defined into clusters. Borderline personality disorder falls into cluster B, the dramatic, emotional and erratic cluster. The four disorders in this cluster share problems such as impulse control and emotional regulation. They are:

  1. Borderline Personality Disorder
  2. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  3. Histrionic Personality Disorder
  4. Antisocial Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder affects approximately two percent of adults. People with this disorder experience intense mood swings, behave impulsively and often put themselves at risk, either through self-harm or dangerous behavior including drug abuse and risky sexual ...

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