The nature of borderline personality disorder: multiple dimensions, multiple symptoms, but one category.

  • Joel Paris
  • Published 2007 in Journal of personality disorders


Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a multidimensional syndrome that is not rooted in a single diathesis. Each of its features (affective instability, impulsivity, unstable relationships, and cognitive defects) reflects different diatheses. BPD differs from other Axis II disorders in its high level of symptoms, but is not a variant of an Axis I… (More)