Friday, February 10, 2012

Borderline personality disorder - new statistics

I have been told that the psychological profile of a womb twin survivor as depicted on the quiz (try it for yourself) is far too general to be at all meaningful and by that analysis everyone would be a womb twin survivor.  At least some other people have been prepared to admit that this list of psychological symptoms is often found among people in therapy.  But I know I am onto something! But what?

Now I have been doing some more analysis  today of the 1200 questionnaires that were completed in the  2007-11 womb twin research project.  ( Tried it yet? It can be interesting to do.)  I was in search of a particular statistic about Borderline Personality Disorder and I was astonished at what I found.

I believe that the so called "symptoms" of borderline personality disorder are no more than a list of characteristic responses to being a womb twin survivor.   I wrote about it before  on this blog (see here.)

Any how, here is the list of "symptoms" that are said to be related to this "disorder" according to the  psychiatrists, who obviously know what they are talking about:

See here:
  1. Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment.
  2. A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.
  3. Identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self.
  4. Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating).

  5. Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior.
  6. Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days).
  7. Chronic feelings of emptiness.
  8. Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights).
  9. Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms.
Well I fought my way through this jargon and came to the conclusion that 23 of the questions on the womb twin questionnaire  fall under one of these categories.  I gathered the 23 into 9 groups to reflect the  nine criteria.  You are supposed to have this disorder if you satisfy 5 out of the 9 criteria.

Then I found that the national statistic for the incidence of borderline personality disorder is about 2% - one study made it 6%, but I found nothing higher than that.

An incredible 58% of the questionnaire respondents (with evidence of their missing twin) qualify as having Borderline personality disorder - that is, they showed 5 out of the 9 symptoms.

Furthermore,  nearly 12% had ALL NINE symptoms.
I wonder why no one has noticed this before?  If this is a first, then if this interests you, spread the word!

Anyway, here it is, and it's going into the new book, which I am writing at the moment.

1 comment:

  1. mabee if the person find about the twine in adultjood they may think what if..

    but if that know about the other/s then they wont have any of the problem you claim.