A marked and persistent identity disturbance is almost invariably present.
In Identity Disorder there is a similar clinical picture, but Borderline Personality Disorder preempts the diagnosis of Identity Disorder if the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder are met, the disturbance is sufficiently pervasive and persistent, and it is unlikely that it will be limited to a developmental stage….
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She has a persistent cough.
It is the kind of problem that can be solved if we are persistent in our efforts.