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Borderline Personality Disorder

Treatment and Management

NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 78


Leicester (UK): British Psychological Society; .
ISBN-13: 978-1-85433-477-0

The guideline on Borderline Personality Disorder, commissioned by NICE and developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, sets out clear, evidence- and consensus-based recommendations for healthcare staff on how to treat and manage borderline personality disorder.

Personality disorder now accounts for a substantial portion of the workload of most community mental health teams in the UK and borderline personality disorder is associated with significant functional impairments for the individual. The NICE guideline takes the first comprehensive view of the disorder and is an important resource for healthcare professionals to improve people’s long-term outcomes.

Recent years have seen an exponential rise in available treatments for personality disorder and the guideline on borderline personality disorder covers the available evidence on all of those interventions. It also includes management of crises, configuration and organisation of services and experience of care. The primary focus is on adults, but the guideline looks at emerging characteristics of borderline personality disorder in younger people. The guideline also considers the needs of those with learning disabilities and contains a useful overview of borderline personality disorder.


The views presented in this book do not necessarily reflect those of the British Psychological Society, and the publishers are not responsible for any error of omission or fact. The British Psychological Society is a registered charity (no. 229642).

Copyright © 2009, The British Psychological Society & The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Bookshelf ID: NBK55403PMID: 21796831


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