A 22yo woman was brought by her boyfriend with multiple superficial lacerations. There are
scars of old cuts on her forearms. She is distressed because he wants to end the relationship.
She denies suicide. What is the most likely dx?
a. Acute psychosis
b. Borderline personality disorder
c. Severe depression
d. Schizoid personality
e. Psychotic depression
Ans. The key is B. Borderline personality. [Borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder, is a long term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by unstable relationships with other people, unstable sense of self, and unstable emotions. There is often an extreme fear of abandonment, frequent dangerous behavior, a feeling of emptiness, and selfharm].