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Borderline personality disorder in young people and the prospects for prevention and early intervention

AM Chanen, M Jovev, LK McCutcheon, HJ Jackson, PD McGorry

Current Psychiatry Reviews | Published : 2008


Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is associated with substantial psychosocial impairment, morbidity, mortality and high health resource utilization. These data make a compelling case for developing prevention and early intervention strategies for BPD. This review examines the BPD diagnosis in young people, along with prospective risk factors for and precursors to the development of BPD. It then considers the prospects for and potential risks and benefits associated with prevention and early intervention for BPD. It concludes that the BPD diagnosis in young people has similar reliability, validity and prevalence to BPD in adults and that BPD in young people almost certainly has serious an..

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