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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 63 (2021) 2, 138 - 141


Prevention and early intervention for borderline personality disorder

C.J. Hessels

Background After a long period of borderline personality disorder (BPD) research focusing on adulthood solely, accumulating evidence calls for a developmental perspective on BPD.
Aim To demonstrate translations from a developmental perspective to interventions during the earliest stages of the development of BPD.
Method To describe the rationale of how a clinical staging model can serve as a guideline for the development of interventions in prevention and early intervention for BPD.
Results Increasing evidence shows clinically significant precursors of BPD. These findings underpin recommendations for prevention and early intervention purposes.
Conclusion Prevention and early intervention can improve assessment and treatment of BPD. This has implications for future health care management for people at risk for BPD. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 63(2021)2, 138-141

keywords borderline personality disorder, early intervention, prevention