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Re: Any Borderline Personalitys taking anything? Klon?

Posted by Shar on March 10, 1999, at 13:38:53

In reply to Re: Any Borderline Personalitys taking anything? Klon?, posted by anonymous on February 20, 1999, at 19:54:59

> > > 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.
> Haven't read all this interaction, but has any one of you tried Revia to break the patterns? I have seen some success with it.

I think that each side is right here. There are many borderlines with high intelligence as well as those with low. I think what Ron is speaking of is those who have higher instances and effects from their disease because they have the ability to think too far into situations. A high IQ can give individuals the ability to let many more areas affect them than others. I have anxiety/panic disorder and do know from personal experience that it does cause increased frustration, carries over into high level work and causes an increase in harmful verbal abuse. I do have personality disorder as well and I tend to "analyze" everyone who comes around me. This makes my condition worse. My analyzations are often distorted and can lead me to distrust people, however, this is why we have to be in therapy.
Ron, I did read an article that says it is dangerous to make these kind of blanket characterizations to any group, however, I believe those in this group that you have interacted with are of higher intelligence. The web site below is great for this particular debate going on. Hope everyone is well.




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