Mental Health Question #9
A 32-year-old client with borderline personality disorder is at a follow-up mental health clinic appointment. The client’s behavior consists of childlike behaviors. The nurse suspects the childlike behavior is the result of:
- Unresolved repressed thinking.
- Conflict with the ego.
- Unrestrained id dominance.
- Overdeveloped superego
The id forces are primitive and similar to childlike. As a result, immediate gratification is needed, and immature behaviors usually correlate to a period in which emotional growth and development was frozen (as in abuse). The immaturity has no logic and can swing between the immature childlike state to abusive state.