How common is BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)?

Sometimes, we feel like we are alone. No one feels like us or struggles like us. There are many blogs about BPD and that suggests that it is not that uncommon.

A recent study on the prevalence of mental health disorders in the U.S. found that about 1.6 percent of the population has BPD. While that number may sound small, that means that there are more than four million people with BPD in the U.S. alone. Although many people have never heard of BPD, it is actually more common than many well-known disorders, such as schizophrenia.

So, you see, you are not alone and it is relatively common. Millions of people have it, all around the world. Furthermore, it seems that there are more women diagnosed with BPD than men. Correlation doesn’t always imply causation, so it unclear whether women are more prone to have BPD or if it has anything to do with the fact that it’s considered a women’s condition. Some men have BPD and are misdiagnosed as having depression or PTSD.

That 1.6 percent statistic may not be accurate because many people with BPD have not yet been diagnosed or they have been misdiagnosed. In one study from Brown University, more than forty percent of those with BPD had originally been misdiagnosed as having bipolar disorder. One hypothesis for this issue is that bipolar disorder is more easily treated through medication, so it is more commonly diagnosed so that symptoms can be quickly managed with a prescription.

Maybe you think you don’t know no one with BPD in the real world but you probably do.

 

The image is courtesy of Pixabay.

 

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Small introduction to SEO and why it matters

Stats of my blog
Stats of my blog

After a year of blogging and researching blogging, I’ve come to the conclusion that I have made some mistakes. Not many pictures on my posts, not the best structure at times, some grammar mistakes. But I think that it was a good year overall. I’m persisting and persevering. Writing doesn’t always come easy but I try to do it as much as possible; practicing is very important. There are days when I cannot write; on other days when I feel like writing and I write several posts. It would be interesting to know why this is. At least I have the discipline to continue to write regularly.

SEO

I have 594 followers and an average of 1000 views a month. It’s something that I’m proud of. There are some search engine views, which is extremely important. Maybe my SEO isn’t that bad. If you’re new or fairly new to blogging, you may not know about SEO. This is an acronym for Search Engine Optimization

SEO) is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine‘s unpaid results—often referred to as “natural”, “organic“, or “earned” results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a website appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine’s users;

Source: Wikipedia

There are things you can do to improve your SEO. Many people talk about it and there are courses, blogs and videos about it. It’s something that changes, as the algorithm changes. It’s important to be informed of what you can do.

You want to have views that came from search engines. Either you are thinking or not thinking of monetizing your blog, it’s important to reach people, if we want to share a message or raise awareness to issues; for people who look to monetize their blog, it’s crucial.From the title of your post, to the images, the tags; everything must be done in an intelligent way.

I would love to share some articles with you but I can’t copy links now, for some reason. Later this week, I will write a follow up post.

Image by Goumbik, courtesy of Pixabay.