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Personality Disorder

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A 24-year-old woman is hospitalized after a suicide gesture during which she superficially slashed both her wrists. At the team meeting 3 days later, the male resident argues that the patient has been doing quite well, seems to be responding to therapy, and should be allowed to leave on a pass. The nursing staff angrily argues that the resident is showing favoritism to the patient, and because of her poor compliance with the unit rules, she should not be allowed out. The resident insists the nurses are being punitive. The defense mechanism being used by the patient in this scenario is a feature of which of the following personality disorders? (AIIMS May 2011)



A Narcissistic
B Histrionic

C Borderline
D Antisocial

E Dependent

Ans. C Borderline

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