What Experts Are Saying About BPD

Borderline Personality disorder, also known as BPD, is a devastating mental health condition that affects the lives of many across the U.S. In the light of new research and some truly ground breaking gains into the neurobiology of BPD, Wolters Kluwer discusses the need for improvement within the disagnosis and treatment management of this psychiatric condition.

Clinicians and professionals in the field of mental wellness stand to gain a better understanding of their patients who are living with BPD as well as to gain a sense of hopefulness about how BPD can be treated effectively to manage symptoms and give the best possible outlook to patients.

The discussion goes on to talk about how chronic exposure to stress can causes changes in the brain structure and metabolism, which in turn may be causing changes to processing and the way we integrate thought and emotion. The first line of defense against BPD is going to be prevention and intervention early on to help people avoid those detrimental changes caused by chronic stress.

Although it would be tough for professionals to make diagnoses any earlier, especially during critical times of adolescent mood disorders, the fight for better evaluation processes and diagnosis and treatment planning services is crucial.

On a positive note, due to the development of more research and studies into those suffering from BPD, we’ve gained some excellent insight into approaches that are evidence-based in treating BPD. In hopes of providing better outcomes for patients, professionals will have to commit to a higher degree of training and specialization that will utilize specialized treatment resources. Care should be based on clinical needs and operate on a step-based treatment plan. Beginning with first symptoms and milder cases, generalized approach may work while those with progressed BPD may require much more intensive care.

For those of you interested in the full review, please find more information in the special issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer.

Reference
N.D. “Borderline Personality Disorder: As Scientific Understanding Increases, Improved Clinical Management Needed”. Science Daily. (website). September 2016

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