Borderline Personality Disorder Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Roy H Lubit, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How is borderline personality disorder (BPD) characterized?

What are the signs and symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What are the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

How is borderline personality disorder (BPD) treated?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

How is borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosed?

What is the pathophysiology of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What causes borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the role of family systems in the etiology of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the prevalence of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in the US?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the prognosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is included in the patient education about borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Where are patient education resources found for borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the basis for diagnosis for borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the role of a mental status exam in the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

DDX

How is borderline personality disorder (BPD) differentiated from other personality disorders?

How is borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosed in children?

How does borderline personality disorder (BPD) affect the prognosis of major depression?

What are the differential diagnoses for Borderline Personality Disorder?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the role of psychological testing in the workup of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Treatment

When are medications indicated in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

How are suicidal ideation and behaviors treated in borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the role of psychotherapy in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the role of dialectic behavior therapy (DBT) in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

How is borderline personality disorder (BPD) treated in children?

What are the components of borderline personality disorder (BPD) treatment?

How does the placebo effect affect the treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the role of SSRIs in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What precautions should be taken when prescribing medications for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in children?

What is the role of neuroleptics in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is the role of naltrexone in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Medications

What is the preferred medication for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Which medications in the drug class Opiate Receptor Antagonists are used in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder?

Which medications in the drug class Antipsychotics are used in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder?

Which medications in the drug class Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are used in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder?