Narratives of affliction around Border Line Personality Disorder

With greater frequency mental health consultations attend to people who receive a diagnosis today in discussion: borderline personality disorder, the most common of personality disorders. The main characteristic of this disorder is a scheme of behavior and performance altered in a stable and long-lasting way, a persistent pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, affection and self-image and a little impulse control. The medical literature concerning the etiology or the therapeutic range of this suffering is enormous, and materials about personal experiences of these patients, who are usually considered secondary or irrelevant for biomedical discourse, are also notorious. This Poster aims to incorporate this type of stories within the hierarchy of evidences in the therapeutic process. Framed within the narrative approaches, it comes from an ongoing investigation with interviews in depth which pursues to describe the phenomenological field of what it means to "be a BLPD". The suffering, the plot or the development of the plot of their narrative strategies provide interesting  elements not only from the perspective of medical anthropology, but also relevant for the therapeutic process. The inclusion of the "history of disease" in the medical records turns then into a crucial issue.
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