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.
- 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
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Keyword: borderline schizophrenia