Journal article

Does co-occurring borderline personality disorder influence acute phase treatment for first-episode psychosis?

Shona M Francey, Martina Jovev, Christina Phassouliotis, Sue M Cotton, Andrew M Chanen

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: This aims of this study were: (1) to determine the prevalence of co-occurring borderline personality disorder (BPD) in a first-episode psychosis (FEP) sample; (2) to determine differences between patients with and without BPD on demographics, comorbidities and clinical risks and other variables; and (3) to examine whether BPD comorbidity influenced treatment received by patients for FEP during their first 3 months after service entry to a specialist early psychosis service. METHODS: A file audit was conducted for 100 consecutive admissions to an early psychosis service. Patients with a clinician-rated co-occurring diagnosis of BPD were compared with patients without clinician-rat..

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