Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the most prevalent, and most disabling, personality disorders. There is increasing consensus that the disorder is characterized by 3 related core features: severe emotion dysregulation, strong impulsivity, and social-interpersonal dysfunction.1 Individuals diagnosed as having BPD were historically considered to be “hard to reach,” and pessimism with regard to treatment prevailed. This view has changed over the past 2 decades, mainly as a result of emerging evidence for the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of specialized psychotherapies for individuals with BPD.2,3
Fonagy P, Luyten P, Bateman A. Treating Borderline Personality Disorder With Psychotherapy: Where Do We Go From Here? JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(4):316–317. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.4302
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