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From World Psychiatry:
Prevention and early intervention for borderline personality
disorder: a novel public health priority
Although the onset of BPD is usually quite early (e.g. in teenage years), many people are diagnosed only when they are adults and their symptoms have become quite severe. Evidence-based treatments have demonstrated that structured treatments for BPD are effective, but quite often they are out of reach for many.
The article suggests that child and youth health professionals should be trained in early diagnosis and treatment of BPD, allowing for early treatment and possibly prevention of BPD. Also, social and policy priorities are needed to be put in place; for example, the recognition of BPD as a severe mental disorder and a creating a system that responds to patients with early intervention, prevention and treatment.
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