Stigma In Borderline Personality Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Compared With Bipolar Disorder
Internalized stigma is a significant problem for many with mental illness. It wears at self-esteem, tears at self-confidence. It is barrier to seeking treatment, it hinders treatment adherence, and it contributes to higher illness severity and poorer outcomes.
One diagnosis with particular stigma—even among mental health care providers—is borderline personality disorder (BPD). Individuals with BPD are prone to intense anger. They may be unpredictable, their attachments unstable. They are sometimes conceived of as “difficult” patients. These negative public perceptions become introjected. …
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