Modern medicine is failing men by diagnosing them with borderline personality disorder

“Borderline personality disorder has the dubious distinction of retaining that stigma even among mental health professionals. Sometimes referred to as the ‘leprosy of psychiatric diagnoses’, borderline patients are rumoured to be hysterical, manipulative, incurable and even dangerous. Some practitioners will outright refuse to treat them.

Men with borderline personality disorder get the shortest end of a stunted stick; not only are they thrust into a highly stigmatized group, but they’re made to feel they’re the only ones there. Although it’s now been suggested that there are just as many borderline men as women, until recently, on the books, there was a 3:1 female to male ratio in BPD.”

Read the rest on Quartz.

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