4 Myths About Borderline Personality Disorder
January 2, 2024
So you think you know about borderline personality disorder?
Many of us have seen the movie “Fatal Attraction,” where the lead female character is described as having borderline personality disorder (BPD), but the diagnosis is not that Hollywood portrayal. In fact, despite great efforts through a number of organizations, including McLean Hospital and the Linehan Institute, there are still many misconceptions about BPD. And unfortunately, along with misconceptions comes stigma.
According to McLean’s BPD expert Blaise Aguirre, MD, he and his colleagues are deeply dedicated to working with the media and talking with the public about BPD to set the record straight about this disorder.
“We know that people struggle in silence because of lack of awareness, because they don’t have the right information or are afraid of stigma,” Aguirre says.
Let’s separate fact from fiction and break down four common myths surrounding BPD.