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Borderline states of psychological integration exist where a person has not yet broken with reality, but where they may develop psychosis when under stress. This is therefore a term used in a clinical context, usually related to the idea of personality disorder, particularly borderline personality disorder.

Psychoanalytic view[edit | edit source]

In psychoanalysis borderline states would be seen as arising due to the breakdown or inffectiveness of an individuals defence mechanisms and difficulties in maintaining reality testing


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