A young female who has many superficial lacerations was brought into the ED by her boyfriend
for superficially lashing her upper arm. She is adamant and screaming that she is not suicidal but
scared her boyfriend wants to leave her. What is the dx?
a. Acute psychosis
b. Severe depression
e. Borderline personality
Ans. The key is acute psychosis. Probably this is wrong key! Correct key should be E. Borderline personality disorder. [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 self-harm].