Borderline Personality Disorder: stigma and young people
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been identified as the most stigmatised psychiatric diagnosis. Stigma is of understandable concern to young people and families. Stigma not only affects clients and families, but also clinicians, making them reluctant to diagnose BPD, particularly in young people, for fear of rejection and discrimination affecting their clients. This research bulletin aims to review and integrate research relating to stigma, BPD and young people, and the influence this then has on diagnosis.