Help for patients with borderline personality disorder

  title={Help for patients with borderline personality disorder},
  author={Lisa Lockhart and Charlotte Davis and Latha Diane Miller},
  journal={Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!},
P H O TO B Y Y U R I A R C U R S / IS TO C K © Most prevalent in female patients (75%), borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by mood instability, volatile interpersonal relationships, poor self-image, and major behavioral episodes such as destructive social behaviors. Approximately 1.6% of the U.S. population, or 1 out of every 143 people, has BPD, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The number of affected individuals may actually be as high as 5.9… 
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Borderline Personality Disorder
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  • Psychology
    Evolution, medicine, and public health
  • 2016
It is argued that many features of B PD may be conceptualized within an evolutionary framework, namely behavioral ecology, which is consistent with standard medical conceptualizations of BPD, but goes beyond classic ‘deficit’-oriented models, which may have profound implications for therapeutic approaches.
Reducing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder.
Dialectical behavior therapy helps patients build skills in managing intense feelings, self-awareness, and interpersonal effectiveness, all of which diminish self-harm and suicidality.
Heritability of borderline personality disorder features is similar across three countries
Model-fitting results showed that additive genetic influences explain 42% of the variation in borderline personality disorder features in both men and women and that this heritability estimate is similar across The Netherlands, Belgium and Australia.
Suicide in borderline personality disorder: A meta-analysis
The meta-analysis shows that suicide among patients with borderline personality disorder is more frequent when compared with the general population, and that suicide seems more alarming in the first phases of follow-up than during chronic phases of illness.
Predictors of outcome in a 27-year follow-up of patients with borderline personality disorder.
DIB-R scores and GAF scores at 15 years were significant predictors of all measures of long-term outcome and reports of parenting quality and of childhood abuse or trauma had no relationship to outcome.
Management and effectiveness of psychopharmacology in emotionally unstable and borderline personality disorder.
  • K. Silk
  • Psychology
    The Journal of clinical psychiatry
  • 2015
Making the assumption that EUPD as defined by ICD-10 (F60.3) is reasonably equivalent to borderline personality disorder (BPD) as defined in the United States by DSM, some insight is provided into how practitioners think about prescribing medications to people with EUPD/BPD.
Childhood abuse as a risk factor for suicidal behavior in borderline personality disorder.
Given a history of childhood sexual abuse, the risk of adult suicidal behavior in BPD was increased by antisocial traits, severity of BPD, hopelessness, or comorbid major depressive episode (MDE).