By: Kerri Zeblisky
There's a lot of myths and stigma surrounding mental health. Plenty of it has to do with media coverage and portrayal of it in Hollywood. Sometimes it can also do with people stereotyping the mentally ill based off the experience they had with an individual person. Here is one such myth that speaks to the aforementioned.
Myth : People with Borderline Personality Disorder are all the same/ alike in their behavior.
Truth: Borderline Personality Disorder can be diagnosed if a person has 5 or more of 9 symptoms/criteria: this means that there are 256 possible combinations! (Taken from Emma@Borderline PersonalityDisorder/Facebook)
The 9 criteria are as follows:
This just covers the criteria that is needed to meet the diagnoses of this disorder. There has been a bit of a change to the diagnoses as the DSM-5 is out. The Facebook group that I quoted the stats from haven't figured out if the new criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder has changed enough to effect the statics that were used to figure out the combinations that this disease manifests itself in people who live with it.
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