Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment (May 30, 2019). DOI:10.1037/per0000341
Personality disorders change phenomenologically throughout the life course, in interaction with biological, psychological, and social events. In this article, we present a life course perspective on borderline personality disorder (BPD), based on clinical staging (conditional stimulus [CS]) and health management (HM). CS is presented as an alternative to the traditional categorical classification, providing improved opportunities to assess the severity of borderline impairment throughout the life course. It is primarily proposed as a heuristic strategy to guide design and selection of appropriate treatment according to the stage of disease progression. In addition, we introduce the concept of HM in the field of BPD, to organize continuous and coordinated health care management for patients with (emerging) BPD.... To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.