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

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