Borderline Personality Disorder Stats

I stole this from Jennifer over at BPD in OKC ) but the facts are relevant and good to know. I also didn’t know half of them.

BPD facts

  • Borderline personality disorder is also known as emotional regulation disorder (ERD).ยน
  • ERD is a debilitating biological disorder.
  • 2% of adults have this disorder.
  • 20% present in psychiatric hospitals.
  • 11% in outpatient clinics.
  • 69% to 75% exhibit self-destructive behaviors such as self-mutilation, chemical dependency, eating disorders and suicide attempts.
  • 8 – 10% die by suicide usually due to lack of impulse control over depression.
  • Successful suicide rate doubles with a history of self-destructive behaviors and suicide attempts.
  • 50% experience Clinical Depression
  • Approximately 25% of those with ERD also meet the criteria for post traumatic stress disorder.
  • Of Dual Diagnosed People, 50-67% have ERD.
  • Between 40% and 71% of ERD patients report having been sexually abused, usually by a non-caregiver.
  • Diagnosed more often in females – approximately 75%.
  • 22-35% of domestic violent perpetrators meet the criteria for ERD.
  • Severe headaches and migraine appear to be more prevalent in patients with BPD than the general population.
  • ERD is highly stigmatized in the world.
  • Many clinicians refuse to treat ERD.
  • Discontinuation of medications are high at 50%.

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