BPD myths | Incorrect Theories

Myth: ‘People with BPD are ‘bad’

Reality: People with BPD are often labeled ‘manipulative’ or ‘attention-seeking’. But while the things they do may cause distress, this behavior results from the symptoms of BPD, not a bad personality.


Myth: ‘People with BPD can’t get better’

Reality: BPD is treatable. People with BPD can recover well with good treatment and support.


Myth: ‘People who harm themselves have BPD’

Reality: People self-harm for many reasons – it isn’t exclusive to BPD.


Resources: https://www.sane.org/mental-health-and-illness/facts-and-guides/borderline-personality-disorder



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