Borderline Personality Disorder in the DSM-V
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published an update in 2013 for the first time in more than a decade. What does this mean for a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?
Turns out, not much has changed in the DSM-V when it comes to diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder and other personality disorders. Although a work group of professionals toiled over ways to re-invent the system of diagnosis for personality disorders — which some considered to be somewhat arbitrary and duplicative — the system and criteria for diagnosing personality disorders in the new text has not been radically changed.
“While several proposed revisions were drafted that would have significantly changed the method by which individuals with these disorders are diagnosed, the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees ultimately decided to retain the DSM-IV categorical approach with the same 10 personality disorders,” wrote Dr. John M. Grohol in an article for Psychology Today.
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