Glossary B

Boundary situation refers to an urgent experience that compels an individual to deal with an existential situation.

Bounded rationality refers to the belief that humans are rational, but within limits

Bovarism is defined as an exaggerated, especially glamorized, estimate of oneself; conceit.

Bow Street Runners refer to 18th Century unpaid private citizens who received "rewards" for identifying thieves.

Bowlby Monotropy refers to the notion that infants have an innate tendency to form strong bonds with their mother as proposed by Bowlby.
BP is the abbreviations of Bipolar disorder, a type of mood disorder characterized by an ongoing combination of extreme highs and extreme lows. An episode of mania is an abnormally elevated or expansive mood, and feelings of euphoria are an exaggerated sense of well-being. The highs may alternate with lows, or both extremes may be felt at about the same time. BP is a major mood disorder with a distinct period during which the predominant mood is elevated, expansive, or irritable, accompanied by symptoms such as hyperactivity, pressured speech , racing thoughts, inflated self -esteem, decreased need for sleep, distractibility, and excessive involvement in potentially dangerous self-destructive activity.

BPD is the acronym of Borderline Personality Disorder , a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods , interpersonal relationships, self -image, and behavior . This instability usually disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of self-identity.

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