It can often cause impulsive and dangerous behavior – such as self-harm.
Borderline personality disorder: Australia falling behind in treating BPD, researcher says
By Bridget Brennan
Australia is falling behind other countries when it comes to treating borderline personality disorder (BPD), a Perth researcher says.
Sonia Neale, who said she lived with the disorder for 10 years, visited 20 different mental health organisations in the United Kingdom and Canada and said there were some advances in treatment centres there that Australia had not yet caught up with.
“One of the programs that I found that was working in different countries was residential crisis care as an alternative to people with BPD turning up at emergency departments,” she said.
Ms Neale said there were relatively few similar residential programs in Australia.
“Borderline personality disorder is a treatable and recoverable illness,” she said.