MMonroe wrote:AJ - That originated, probably, from the previous diagnosis of Hysteria. It was a diagnosis given to any mentally ill woman. It morphed into the diagnosis of Borderline. They are treated exactly the same.
ajrocker8 wrote:...and now BPD is applied to practically every woman who ever comes in for therapy or goes to the hospital, no matter what issues she has. A lot of them may just have depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, or any number of separate issues but they all get labeled borderline simply for being female.
ajrocker8 wrote:You're right, it's an exaggeration, but every woman I've ever known who has ever been either in a hospital or in any kind of mental health treatment, they all said that their doctor or therapist called them a borderline. And there is in fact a lot of evidence that it is notoriously overdiagnosed in women, that is a fact.
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