Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BPD and Mood Disorders

Did you know ?

If you have BPD (borderline personality disorder) chances are very high you will also have a mood disorder (a.k.a affective disorder)

One study found that about 96% of patients with BPD met criteria for a mood disorder. 

  •  about 83% of patients with BPD also met criteria for major depressive disorder(aka clinical depression)
  • about 39% of patients with BPD also met criteria for dysthymic disorder.
According to NAMI :
Co-morbidity with other disorders:
Major Depressive Disorder                                                --  60 percent
Dysthymia  (chronic, moderate to mild depression)          --  70 percent
Eating Disorders                                                               --  25 percent
Substance Abuse                                                               -- 35 percent
Bipolar Disorder                                                                -- 15 percent
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What is Major Depressive Disorder?