Borderline Personality Disorder


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

20 Apr 2024

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition characterized by pervasive patterns of instability in mood, self-image, and interpersonal relationships, as well as marked impulsivity. Fear of abandonment and chronic feelings of emptiness further compound the complexity of this disorder. Individuals with BPD often experience intense and rapidly shifting emotions, have difficulty regulating their emotions, and engage in impulsive behavior, including recurrent self-harm and suicidality. BPD impacts an individual's interpersonal and occupational functioning, and people with BPD are high utilizers of health care and are challenging to treat. Some develop transient psychotic symptoms.

This course discussion focuses on 3 significant areas: the diagnosis of BPD, the pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment of BPD, and the importance of an interdisciplinary team in managing patients with BPD. People with BPD may have comorbidities, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders, posing additional diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. This activity empowers healthcare professionals by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and tools to provide optimal patient care for those individuals with BPD.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Apply the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR) diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorder.

  • Evaluate temperament and its clinical and diagnostic relevance to borderline personality disorder.

  • Assess the clinical presentation of borderline personality disorder and its common mental status examination findings.

  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to improve care coordination in treating patients with borderline personality disorder.


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  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
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