New research shows some health care professionals may be showing bias when it comes to diagnosing lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
The results of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan showed that BPD was diagnosed in 20% of LGB people in a survey compared to 11% of heterosexuals in the same sample. In a press release from the university, scientists explained that some behaviors health care professionals used to diagnose BPD in LGB people were likely misread.
“LGB persons might change the way they present differently to other people for safety reasons, such as avoiding discrimination, bullying or even murder,” the researchers shared. “Such behaviors help manage the
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