Thursday, 25 October 2012
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the most recent and controversial additions to the DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV). Estimated to affect about 1-3% of the general population BPD is a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive disturbance of personality function, self-image and moods. Although medication is generally not recommended as a frontline treatment for the disorder many therapies are proving promising in helping individuals manage and control their borderline tendencies.