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A healthy 26 year old woman comes for routine check up. She gave history of moods changing easily and that she has visited numerous psychiatrists for "emotional problems". On examination, multiple self-inflicted healing wounds are seen. At the end of the examination she thanked the doctor and told him "Thank you for being the most compassionate, skilled, and understanding physician I have ever met". Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A- Bipolar disorder
B- Borderline personality disorder
C- Dythymic disorder
D- Major depressive disorder
E- Histrionic personality disorder
 

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Mood variations, impulsiveness & splitting as a defense mechanism are major diagnostic components for borderline personality disorder. This poor physician may come to disapproval by this patient at no time... :rolleyes: (I love this emoticon!)
 

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Borderline personality disorder - splitting, self inflicted wounds, other symtoms will be relationship troubles, difficulty holding back anger, and a fear of abandonment.
 

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just asking out of curiosity

just curious to know, with the above given data, do you think there could be possibility of munchausen s syndrome ??
 
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