- Sep 18, 2010
- In Devon
We qualify for our own thread! This is great -thanks.
First, The Facts.
BPD has a higher incidence of occurrence than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and is present in approximately two percent of the general population. BPD has been evidenced in all cultures. It is estimated that between 10 percent of clients in outpatient clinical settings and 15 to 20 percent of those in inpatient psychiatric settings meet the diagnostic criteria for BPD.
Thirty to 60 percent of those presenting with a personality disorder have BPD.
Of diagnosed cases of borderline personality disorder, 75 percent are female. It is possible that BPD may be missed in men, whose symptoms may be seen as antisocial or narcissistic, rather than borderline.