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« on: December 30, 2016, 09:59:14 PM »

BPDFamily.com : BPD Prevalence Statistics

"The research was conducted by the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biometry at the National Institute for Health (NIH) and it concludes that  prior prevalence rates of BPD (as defined in the DSM-IV) were  understated  at  1-2%.  The findings of this report are 5.9%."

This was an epidemiological study, not a clinical study - the diagnosis was determine by answers to survey questions, not a clinical work up.  The population studied was random members in the community - this is not a limited study of people seeking treatment."


This article (with a BPD Family top-level summary in addition to the study itself), contains statistics about BPD prevalence broken down by age, race, gender, and income levels, among other factors. This information may be helpful for members to understand how their struggle fits into the general population as a whole.



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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 03:11:12 AM »

My what a long read and a lil confusing for those of us not used to how stuff like this link speaks and such. It was very interesting though. It's nice to see more realistic percentages when it comes to prevalence of BPD in population. I did have issue with what they mentioned about age 45 and after though. I didnt agree with that. But thanks for posting I'm glad I read and voted.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 11:59:32 PM »

That seems to be good news about the decline in symptoms after age 44.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 11:02:22 AM »

I think it was a good article. I liked that they are acknowledging that BPD is affecting men as much as women. As I first started researching what BPD after my husband was diagnosed I foundd it frustrating that some books, people, articles were acting like it only affected women. I'm guessing in the past that men with BPD have not sought treatment as much as women? Maybe that's why some have the inaccurate perception that its a thing that affects women and its rare in men? Anyway thank you for posting I enjoy reading informative articles like this.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 12:36:47 AM »

Windy9973,

The PDF summarizes the data.  You may also want to read the discussion here:

The largest study in this area suggest that men and women are equally likely to have the disorder.

https://bpdfamily.com/message_board/index.php?topic=66448.msg784927#msg784927

Some conclusions are:

~ that prevalence in men is the same as women.


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