Science Quiz / Borderline Personality Disorder Facts

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Can you determine whether or not these statements about Borderline Personality Disorder are true or false?

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StatementTrue (t) or False (f)
People with BPD have an increased risk for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse.
50% of people have recovered completely after hospitalization.
In order to be diagnosed, only one test is needed
In order to be professionally diagnosed, someone has to fit four out of the nine criteria.
75% of people with BPD have attempted suicide.
70% of people with BPD have self harmed.
8-10% of people with BPD have commited suicide.
BPD was listed in the DSM-III for the first time in 1960.
79% of people have stopped meeting the criteria after at least four years of hospitalization.
BPD is less known than Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, yet it is more common than both.
StatementTrue (t) or False (f)
75% of those diagnosed are male.
40-71% of patients with BPD have reported being sexually abused.
70% of people with BPD also meet the criteria for other mental illnesses
People with BPD are more likely to be abusive.
Diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic back pain, Arthritis, & Fibromyalgia often occur with BPD
Everyone with BPD has unstable relationships.
People with BPD are often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other mental illnesses
BPD affects 0.2% of adults.
BPD usually appears in someone's teens or early twenties
Those diagnosed are among people with the highest risk for suicide.

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