According to Time magazine:
Borderlines are the patients psychologists fear most. As many as 75% hurt themselves, and approximately 10% commit suicide — an extraordinarily high suicide rate (by comparison, the suicide rate for mood disorders is about 6%). Borderline patients seem to have no internal governor; they are capable of deep love and profound rage almost simultaneously. They are powerfully connected to the people close to them and terrified by the possibility of losing them — yet attack those people so unexpectedly that they often ensure the very abandonment they fear. When they want to hold, they claw instead. Many therapists have no clue how to treat borderlines. And yet diagnosis of the condition appears to be on the rise.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1870491,00.html#ixzz0sAVyIS3a
Mancos, I think everyone has an ideaas to why there would be an increase in the number of diagnoses, it is afterall only the counted number of diagnoses we can use for study. When it comes to real cases, it gets a little gray. Some may have a problem similar but not actually this or that and some may have something totally not related to what a non-skilled HCP is labeling. I feel there has been such a push from society, to put a label on something or to fix something that office visits are being made, diagnoses being sent in to Ins.Companies and Rx's being given out at record proportions.
Isn't the question at hand " Is there an increase in actual cases?", That would be where the problem lies IMO. Is there just as many crazy people as always? Or is there truly an increase in cases?
Answer by jewjewbee at 1:41 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
The same reasons cancer and other diseases are on the rise. I believe it is related to environmental and checicals in our food
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:14 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
THIS is the reason why the dignoses are on the rise, not necessarily an increase in the number of cases.
Answer by jewjewbee at 1:17 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 2:36 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 2:41 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 2:43 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 1:18 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 1:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2010