Journal article

Preventive Strategies for Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents

AM Chanen, K Thompson

Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry | Published : 2014


Personality disorder has been shown to be common in adolescence and most notable for its continuity with and similarities to adult personality disorder. This has legitimized the diagnosis of personality disorder, particularly borderline personality disorder, in adolescence. The first wave of indicated prevention (targeting those showing early signs and symptoms) and early intervention (those with full-syndrome disorder) studies for borderline personality disorder in adolescence are notable for challenging fears about diagnosing and treating borderline personality disorder in young people, and demonstrating that appropriate diagnosis and intervention can lead to clinically meaningful improvem..

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