In CLPS study, Boggs and colleagues showed that eight of the nine studies conducted showed that there are higher levels of BPD dysfunction in women compared to men (p. 354). According to another study by Morey and Ochoa showed that female patients received unwarranted diagnoses of BPD more often when the clinician was also a woman, something which suggested that there is less acceptance of border-line like traits and behaviors in women by women. The same results were shown in a study by Blashfield and Herkov (Skodol & Bender, 2003).
The authors observe that personality disorders mainly develop from the interaction with temperaments such as emotionality and sociability and character. When the particular temperaments and the personality traits interact repeatedly with negative experiences, a person’s characteristics change resulting to functional impairment. As a remedy for the disorders, therefore, the authors observe that these negative experiences should be avoided (Skodol & Bender, 2003).
Future research should focus on how to handle the current risk in children getting the disorder, as well as on how well can the disorders be fought. Psychologists need to come up with better ways of addressing the gender biased