Practitioner 2010; 254 (1729): 23-26

Borderline personality disorder often goes undetected

28 May 2010Pais-up subscribers

GPs play a crucial role in identifying patients who may be suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD). All practitioners caring for patients with BPD  should work together in order to understand needs and risks and to provide patients with consistent support and help.BPD is associated with significant impairment of psychological, social and occupational functioning, with a suicide rate of almost 10%, a rate 50 times higher than in the general population.

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