In 2000, the American Psychiatric Association declared that borderline personality disorder affected two percent of the population in the United States; in comparison, only one percent of Americans are bipolar or schizophrenic. However, in 2008 a group of psychiatric researchers discovered that the number of adults suffering with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in the U.S. [...]
If you ask the average person what they know about personality disorders you could get a strange look. Personality disorders are grossly misunderstood in our culture and unfortunately, the media drives the condition with sensational stories and headlines that affect the public’s perception.
Although it affects roughly 2 percent of the general population (over six million Americans), borderline personality disorder, or BPD, can be tricky to diagnose, treat and live with. For those married to or lovingly connected to a person with BPD, life can be a difficult maze of ups and downs. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? [...]
Psychiatrists classify borderline personality disorder as an “Axis 2″ mental problem, along with ten other personality disorders and mental retardation. Unlike “Axis 1″ mental illnesses, Axis 2 are often considered untreatable. However, there have been recent breakthroughs in the treatment for borderline personality disorder. Promising new treatments, tested in double-blind clinical trials, are now enabling [...]