The Patient's Personality, Personality Types, Traits, and Disorders
A 34-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted to the hospital after cutting her abdomen with a steak knife. She had methodically cut her skin, abdominal muscles, fasciae, peritoneum, and omentum, and pulled out her small intestine. She was in a pool of blood when her roommate came home and called the ambulance. Upon admission to the hospital, the patient denied suicidal intent; rather, she said she just had to cut herself and see blood to relieve the tension. She had seen visions of herself cutting before she actually cut herself. She felt no pain. Her abdomen was covered with scars from previous lacerations. This was her 18th hospitalization for cutting herself.
KeywordsPersonality Disorder Personality Type Dialectical Behavior Therapy Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder Patient
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