Typical personality development as well as personality disorders across the life cycle are discussed here, with particular attention to borderline personality disorder (BPD). The five-factor model provides a well-known framework for considering personality. The five domains, including neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness, are briefly examined. BPD has a heterogeneous course with a longitudinal trajectory that will be explored in this chapter. Although BPD has a better prognosis than previously recognized, BPD patients continue to have lower psychosocial functioning than patients with other personality disorders.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Borderline Personality Disorder in Older Adults: Emphasis on Care in Institutional Settings|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2015|
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