I have Borderline Personality Disorder and I feel the stigma of this disorder comes from the misleading name. People hear the name and make the wrong assumption.
I also think the stigma comes partly from the misleading character portrayals in movies. If you Google BPD in movies, you will get a list of films with the role of BPD in the main character. All of these characters are violent, manipulative and most are serial killers. It does nothing for the stigma.
With the condition being focused around emotional issues, discrimination can deeply affect sufferers of BPD by affecting them more emotionally than normal.Back to stories
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