Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) : Latest Facts and Figures

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Borderline Personality Disorder : Facts and Figures :

– about three quarters of those who suffer from BPD have a history of self-harm (to read my article about self-harm, click here)

– about 10% of those who suffer from BPD eventually commit suicide (to read my article about suicide, click here)

– the majority of those who suffer from BPD improve over time (over 70% go into long-term remission). Click here to read my article about this

over 70% of BPD sufferers go into remission

over 70% of BPD sufferers go into remission

– about 50 -60% of those with BPD have a history of having been sexually abused

– one of the main hallmarks of BPD is severe dissociation (click here to read my article on dissociation)

– a diagnosis of BPD does not define the person nor detract from their positive qualities

– psychotherapy, especially Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), has been shown by studies to be the most effective treatment (click here to read my article about DBT)

– if a person suffers from BPD, s/he is likely to have other mental health issues that run along side it (known as co-morbidities). Often, these other conditions include depression, psychotic symptoms and bipolar disorder

– about half of those who suffer from BPD have experienced a history of having been the victim of violence

– about 1% of the population suffers from BPD ; whilst it is just as likely to affect men as women, the condition is under-diagnosed in men who are more likely to become caught up in the justice system or to use substance abuse services instead having their BPD directly addressed.

 

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David Hosier BSc Hons ; MSc ; PGDE(FAHE)

About David Hosier MSc

Holder of MSc and post graduate teaching diploma in psychology. Highly experienced in education. Founder of childhoodtraumarecovery.com. Survivor of severe childhood trauma.

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