Personality Disorder (QS88)

 In Clinical Guidelines, NICE guidelines

Borderline Personality Disorder is characterised by impulsive behaviour, difficulty in maintaining relationships, and instability of self-image and mood. Other indicators are rapid changes in confidence, fear of abandonment, and suicidal tendencies.

Borderline personality disorder is often linked with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and drug misuse, and bipolar disorder.

Borderline personality disorder is present in just under 1% of the population. It most commonly presents in early adulthood.

This quality standard recommends the treatment and management of borderline and antisocial personality disorders.

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs88

By Andrew Mason (London, UK) [CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

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