Borderline Personality Disorder: 301.83 (F60.3)
A borderline personality disorder is linked with an extensive pattern of unpredictable interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affect with noticeable impulsivity, which begins in early adulthood ( American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Symptoms of borderline personality disorder include averting thoughts of abandonment, constant feelings of emptiness, unstable interpersonal relationship with intense idealization and devaluation, identity disturbance, repeated suicidal behaviors or threats, affective instability such as intense anxiety or irritability lasting for some hours, disproportionate excessive / consistent anger causing frequent fights and short-term stress-related paranoid ideations. I choose borderline personality disorder as a differential diagnosis due to symptoms of anger and the onset of early adulthood like paranoid personality disorder. But the patient did not report other symptoms of borderline personality disorder. Therefore the symptoms presented by this patient do not meet the full criteria to make borderline personality disorder my primary diagnosis. Borderline personality disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of instability in affect regulation, impulse control, interpersonal relationships, and self-image ( Miller etal., 2022).