It seems like there was relevant clinical information, infused with sensationalist crap ... at least that's my opinion.
Really, the disorder doctors FEAR most is ridiculous. To have given some real, verifiable stats on treatment protocols and outcomes might have been more useful and real.
And, to say it's the "disease of our time" - what the heck?
Because there is a name, a set of criteria, and a grouping of treatments, in no way means BPD is a socially constructed condition.
There's no evidence that I know of that bpd is on the rise, and hasn't existed at current prevelance rates forever. Again, because there is a name and more awareness doesn't mean it exists more now than in the past. One only needs to look at history to see evidence of pd behavior that was rampant. That part is misleading, imo.
I agree fully with the fear notion. Most T's I have come in contact with avoid BPD's like the plague, only taking a small number at a time. This is due to high maintenance, fear of reprisal etc.
Changes in social mores and laws have contributed to the impact of women HF BPD's imo. In the past, extended family involvement and domination of males in marriage and the legal system forced HFW's to bury their rage and cope. Now, the break-up of the family and a system that was put in place to help battered women and mothers to survive is cunningly exploited by BPD's to trap and punish Non's for their own projected transgressions.