Category: Policy and Legislation
A report on the care, treatment and support of people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been published by the Mental Welfare Commission. The Commission was aware that people with this diagnosis often have a particularly difficult experience of care and treatment, and spoke to over 70 people with the diagnosis in Scotland. The Commission also surveyed 119 GPs, 110 A&E staff, and 84 psychiatrists, as well as gathering the views of family members and carers. The report found that people with BPD often feel they are treated with less sympathy and understanding by professional staff. Psychological therapies were highly valued, but access to those therapies, and waiting times, varied across the country.
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