Year: 1993 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.38, suppl.1, (February 1993), p.S28-S34 SIEC No: 19930692

Studies of the long term outcome of borderline personality disorder have shown that, although most patients improve with time, there is a high rate of suicide associated with this disorder. In the absence of clinical trials which could demonstrate the long term effects of treatment, the management of the borderline patient must take into account the chronicity of the disorder. A wide range of treatment options are reviewed. (64 refs.)