Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder
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Borderline personality disorder eludes meaningful definition. Diagnostic questions abound. Is it a personality disorder? Does it comprise a group of syndromes? Is it a level of severity of psychopathology? Over the past fifty years clinicians and clinical investigators have addressed these questions. However, there remains little consensus on which sets of criteria are specific to describing patients with BPD and whether the classification is useful in clarifying prevention and treatment strategies. (39 pp.)