What is the prevalence of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in the US?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Roy H Lubit, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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To the authors’ knowledge, no definitive prevalence studies have been performed; however, BPD is reported to be present in 1-2% of the general population. In a study performed by Clarkin et al in 1983, approximately 11% of psychiatric outpatients and 19% of inpatients met the criteria for BPD. [17]


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