This series focuses handling relationships with people who have traits of both Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder ("BPD/NPD"). According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 25% of people with BPD also have NPD. The largest study of personality disorders, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, reported in 2008 that 5.9% of the general population meets the criteria for BPD and 6.2% meet the criteria for NPD, in approximately equal numbers of men and women. Of those with BPD, 37% also meet the criteria for NPD. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, April 2008 and July 2008.
Audio 3 Deciding Whether to Stay or Leave a Relationship with BPD/NPD Partners
Randi discusses making this decision with BPDs. Bill follows up with a discussion of special issues with those who may be both BPD and NPD.