How is borderline personality disorder (BPD) treated in children?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Roy H Lubit, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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In the treatment of children with BPD traits, family-oriented interventions appear to be both more beneficial to the patient and less likely to further undermine parental self-esteem. Many studies of these children highlight the importance of early acquisition of self-control for predicting a good developmental outcome. In 1982, Hanson et al demonstrated that most children and adolescents with BPD traits appear to benefit from structured day programs with strong behavioral management components. [7]


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