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181349 - Borderline personality disorder: diagnosis and management in general practice

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This activity has been developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) with expert input obtained through Australian BPD Foundation Limited, Orygen, Spectrum and Project Air. Its focus is to assist GPs in identifying the risk factors for, and clinical features of, BPD; discussing effective management options including appropriate prescribing and involvement of families/carers; and describing strategies to manage the doctor-patient relationship, including crisis management.

Tempo activities are designed as quick activities (when both the Overview and Interactive activity are completed) but recognise the additional effort GPs undertake when utilising the supplemental resources provided.

Relevance to General Practice

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often under-recognised due to presentation with other psychiatric comorbidities. If left undiagnosed and untreated, BPD is associated with significant morbidity and mortality:
• mortality rate (8-10%)
• comorbidity rate (94%) including substance use, PTSD, depression, eating disorders and metabolic syndrome and
• substantial impacts on quality of life (disability weight 0.54 equivalent to autism 0.55 and AIDS 0.57).

With a limited number of publicly funded therapeutic services delivering care to adolescents and adults in Australia with BPD,it is estimated that less than 10% of affected individuals are able to access services to reduce their risk of suicide, self-harm, significant social dysfunction and other comorbidities outlined above.

General practitioners (GPs) are well placed to identify individuals with BPD and to provide education, management, and access to appropriate care as needed.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify the risk factors for and clinical features of BPD
  • Outline effective management options, including appropriate prescribing and involvement of families/carers for individuals with BPD
  • Describe strategies to manage the doctor-patient relationship, including crisis management.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Effective communication is used in challenging situations

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Patient–doctor boundaries are identified and maintained

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Children and young people health
    • Psychological health
    Activity sponsor

    Australian BPD Foundation Limited, Orygen, Spectrum and Project Air

    Delivery
    Title
    181349 - Borderline personality disorder: diagnosis and management in general practice
    Location
    Duration
    1 hr
    Start Date
    01-Jan-2020
    End Date
    31-Dec-2022
    CPD Points
    2 cpd
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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