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Clinical practice guideline for the management of borderline personality disorder 2012 (2013)


National Health and Medical Research Council


National Health and Medical Research Council




Government document



These guidelines have been developed for health professionals in clinical roles who provide care to people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The purpose of the guidelines is to reduce the challenges associated with caring for someone with BPD, by providing health workers with relevant, up-to-date evidence for the effective diagnosis, care, and treatment of BPD.

The guidelines include 63 recommendations, which cover the following topic areas:

A committee of clinicians, consumers, and carers with expertise in BPD were involved in the development of the guidelines. The specific needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with BPD were also considered in the development of the guidelines.

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When to use this resource

These guidelines are intended for health workers in clinical roles who provide care to adults with a diagnosis of BPD, such as: Aboriginal health workers; psychologists; psychiatrists; general practitioners; nurses; mental health occupational therapists; and mental health social workers. Such workers should use these guidelines when diagnosing, treating, and caring for someone with BPD. The guidelines also include information on how workers can support the families and carers of people with BPD, and on the delivery of services for people with BPD.


Last updated: 10 June 2013
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