What Is Borderline Schizophrenia?

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What is borderline schizophrenia?


Borderline schizophrenia refers to schizophrenia characterized by mild symptoms or by some preexisting tendency to schizophrenia. It is the unofficial diagnosis linking the shared symptoms of schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Symptoms of Borderline Schizophrenia

Since borderline schizophrenia is not a formal diagnosis, it’s difficult to define the exact symptoms of afflicted people. According to PSYCOM, two or more of the following symptoms are present for a significant portion of time during a one-month period.
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Disorganized speech
  • Grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior
  • Negative symptoms (i.e. diminished emotional expression)

Differences between schizophrenia and BPD

Although can co-exist, they differ widely in diagnosis. Schizophrenia is characterized by a range of cognitive, behavioral and emotional dysfunctions, while BPD is characterized by a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships. Seek clarification from a licensed professional to find a treatment plan that works for your specific symptoms. Keyword: borderline schizophrenia