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Borderline personality disorder — therapeutic challenge

Agnieszka Popiel
Psychiatria 2011;8(2):64-78.

open access

Vol 8, No 2 (2011)
Akademia "Psychiatrii"
Published online: 2011-06-17

Abstract

Treatment of borderline personality disorder frequently leads to hopelessness and helplessness attitudes in therapists. BPD patients are among most frequently hospitalized due to impulsivity and suicidal attempts (with a risk of committed suicide of 10%), but frequent hospitalizations do not lead to positive outcomes. Research on effectiveness of psycho- and pharmacotherapy so far have not led to clear results reflected in treatment algorithms. There is, however, the area of research that shows that effective treatments for BPD have been developed and might be disseminated after more solid empirical support is available. The paper presents an overview of state of art research on diagnosis, ethiology and treatment of borderline personality disorder.
Psychiatry 2011; 8, 2: 64–78

Abstract

Treatment of borderline personality disorder frequently leads to hopelessness and helplessness attitudes in therapists. BPD patients are among most frequently hospitalized due to impulsivity and suicidal attempts (with a risk of committed suicide of 10%), but frequent hospitalizations do not lead to positive outcomes. Research on effectiveness of psycho- and pharmacotherapy so far have not led to clear results reflected in treatment algorithms. There is, however, the area of research that shows that effective treatments for BPD have been developed and might be disseminated after more solid empirical support is available. The paper presents an overview of state of art research on diagnosis, ethiology and treatment of borderline personality disorder.
Psychiatry 2011; 8, 2: 64–78
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Keywords

borderline personality disorder; diagnosis; treatment; cognitive-behavioural therapy; psychodynamic therapy; effectiveness; treatment algorithms

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Title

Borderline personality disorder — therapeutic challenge

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 8, No 2 (2011)

Article type

Other materials agreed with the Editors

Pages

64-78

Published online

2011-06-17

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2011;8(2):64-78.

Keywords

borderline personality disorder
diagnosis
treatment
cognitive-behavioural therapy
psychodynamic therapy
effectiveness
treatment algorithms

Authors

Agnieszka Popiel

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