Journal article

Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder in Young People

Andrew M Chanen, Katie Nicol, Jennifer K Betts, Katherine N Thompson

Current Psychiatry Reports | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review recent research concerning the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in young people. We examine evidence for the need to define an appropriate age for detection, and the suitability of current classification methods and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Evidence supports early detection and intervention for subsyndromal borderline pathology or categorical BPD across an extended developmental period. A range of structured treatments are effective for BPD in young people, although the role of treatment components in successful outcomes is unclear. Substantial evidence suggests that a stronger focus on functional outcomes, especially social and..

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