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Am J Psychiatry. 1987 Jun;144(6):748-52.

Sexual practices among patients with borderline personality disorder.


The authors found that 12 (57%) of 21 consecutive male patients with borderline personality disorder who presented for psychiatric treatment at two distant geographic sites were homosexual. They then obtained the sexual histories of 80 patients who met standardized criteria for borderline disorder and found that 17 (21%) of these patients were homosexual, four (5%) were bisexual, and nine (11%) had diagnoses of paraphilias. Ten (53%) of the 19 men with borderline disorder were homosexual, compared with seven (11%) of the 61 women. Homosexuality was 10 times more common among the men and six times more common among the women with borderline personality disorder than in the general population or in a depressed control group.

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