Resources and Support

In 2012, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) developed a Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder which seeks to improve understanding and recognition of BPD in health services and the community. It also aims to assist health professionals diagnose, treat, and manage BPD in adolescents and adults.

This Australian guideline was developed by a multi-disciplinary Guideline Development Committee comprising clinical, consumer and carer representatives with BPD expertise. The guideline discusses a range of treatment options, including 63 recommendations covering diagnosis, management, treatment and information for supporting carers and families.

The Guideline is available as a free download.

Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders — Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) in NSW has also developed a number of guidelines.

Studies show that therapy given by a person trained in treating BPD and guided by the National Practice Guidelines can be just as effective as one of the trademarked therapies mentioned above, providing it incorporates the Common Factors of Effective Therapy.