Monday, October 17, 2016


Recently several young people came up to me and asked about the difference between BPD and APD. With all the acronyms floating around these days I thought it prudent to ask what those two represented in their vocabularies. They laughed and said that a classmate had been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and they wanted to know how that differed from Antisocial Personality Disorder. Interestingly enough, I had just spent some time with a cousin who is a psychiatrist. In the conversation he mentioned that his view was the BPD is diagnosed much more commonly in females and that likely APD is the male equivalent, it being diagnosed much more commonly in males. I did some blogs on this topic last August and you may want to access those if you missed them.

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