BPD mythbuster #5: BPD, acts of violence and homicidal tendencies


The Sunstone Journal

When I first began this series, the topic of BPD and how it relates to acts of violence and acts of homicide was foremost in my mind. I watch a lot of true crime/forensic file type shows. Because of my own mother’s violent death back in 1992, I’m keenly interested in bringing violent criminals to justice.

One thing that really bothers me though is that I’ve watched more than a few episodes wherein an “expert” has been interviewed and has identified said violent criminal as having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and thus this seems to provide a sufficient explanation as to why someone is violent. Do I have the audacity to refute such experts?

Yes I do and I believe I have research on my side. Here are a few links to sources in regards to meeting the criteria for a BPD diagnosis. There are several more listed on my

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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