Psychotic symptoms in patients with borderline personality d… : Current Opinion in Psychiatry

Psychotic symptoms in patients with borderline personality d… : Current Opinion in Psychiatry

A fascinating and helpful article, albeit a long and factual one, regarding the occurrence of Psychosis in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Psychotic features in borderline personality disorder (BPD) are a long known phenomenon. As the name of the disorder signifies, it was originally introduced to describe patients who seemed to be on the border between neurosis and psychosis [1]. Although this concept has later been replaced by an operationalized diagnosis [2], psychotic symptoms have always been considered to be an important feature of BPD (e.g. [3,4,5▪]). Nevertheless, empirical evidence is scarce, partly because of conceptual difficulties. This article reviews the existing findings on the phenomenology and prevalence of psychotic symptoms in BPD. Moreover, we discuss variables potentially related to their appearance and give an overview of studies on their clinical management

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