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A 26-year-old graduate student feels depressed. suicidal and tense and admits to "hurting herself' for many years without the intention to die Rather, she explains that usually it is therapeutic to feel the pain she inflicts on herself, that it helps her release tension She has several scars on her arms that were caused by superficial cuts made with a razor blade She has two new superficial cuts from the night before She believes that the current "crisis" is related to a recent breakup with a man She has had several stormy relationships with men that typically end poorly She is usually unhappy when she is alone, however, so she goes directly into another relationship Often she feels empty and bored, yet does not have the initiative to change things about herself. She frequently uses drugs to elevate her mood She attends her classes regularly and usually is able to prepare for examinations
Which of the following is a comorbid problem of this condition?

A. Adjustment disorder
B. Dependent personality disorder
C. Eating disorder
D. Narcolepsy
E. Narcissistic personality disorder
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i guess A.............
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C. Eating disorder

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Comorbid (co-occurring) conditions are common in BPD. When comparing individuals diagnosed with BPD to those diagnosed with other personality disorders, the former showed a higher rate of also meeting criteria for[31]
A high proportion of people with BPD also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The two conditions share some features, including impulsivity.
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Its B dependent personality disorder....She has always had relationships and she keeps jumping from one to the other
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