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Re: Any Borderline Personalitys taking anything? Klon?

Posted by Elizabeth on February 12, 1999, at 19:10:13

In reply to Re: Any Borderline Personalitys taking anything? Klon?, posted by Ron on February 12, 1999, at 13:41:55

> I asked, how do you know it is not true. I have read in
> more than 5 times, in different articles. This is why we
> question everything just like you are doing. I saved the
> articles and when I find them I will post them. Until you can prove me wrong
> and I can back my words. Lets just leave it there for now.

Well, borderlines are just like any other mentally ill group, they're diverse. But I would like to know where you heard this. (I did a Medline search and it didn't turn up any articles that suggested this.) One thing I will say is that you can't believe everything you read, since if you did, you would end up believing contradictory things. Also, it's certainly possible that at some point a study was done in which a group of borderlines had higher-than-average IQs; this is a far from "all borderlines have high IQs" or even "borderlines have higher IQs than the population in general." The study could have been flawed in any of a number of ways. That, combined with the general implausibility of the claim (if you look at the diagnostic criteria for BPD, not one of them is linked to IQ), is why I don't take this sort of statement at face value.




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