Commentary:Bringing together lived experience, clinical and research expertise – a commentary on the May 2022 debate (should CAMH professionals be diagnosing personality disorder in adolescence?)

Hartley, Samantha, Baker, Charley, Birtwhistle, Michael, Burgess, Jennifer L., Chatburn, Eleanor ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6745-6737, Cobbaert, Laurence, Howley, Maddie, Huggett, Charlotte, MacKenzie-Nash, Charlie, Newton, Alice, Parry, Sarah, Smith, Jee, Taylor, Christopher D.J., Taylor, Peter James and Timoclea, Robyn (2022) Commentary:Bringing together lived experience, clinical and research expertise – a commentary on the May 2022 debate (should CAMH professionals be diagnosing personality disorder in adolescence?). Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 27 (3). pp. 246-249. ISSN 1475-357X

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Abstract

Background: There is a wealth of evidence to suggest that the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD, or similar Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, EUPD) construct is harmful. We provide a commentary on the ideas expressed in the May Debate issue, highlighting both concerns and alternatives. Method: We bring together lived experience, clinical and research expertise. This commentary was written collaboratively drawing on all these sources of evidence. Results: We outline evidence that the BPD construct is invalid, harmful, not necessary for effective treatment and a potential block to the development and evaluation of alternatives. Conclusions: We ask readers to consider these concerns, perspectives and ideas.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: S.H. coordinated the development and writing of the piece. All authors should be considered to have contributed equally to the contents and are listed in alphabetical order. The authors have declared that they have no competing or potential conflicts of interest. Publisher Copyright: © 2022 The Authors. Child and Adolescent Mental Health published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescence,borderline,mental health,personality disorder,pediatrics, perinatology, and child health,psychiatry and mental health,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2735
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 03:28
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/89904
DOI: 10.1111/camh.12586

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