Diagnostic criteria for BPD

Diagnostic criteria for BPD

Mental health professionals use a manual called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to make the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). The current version of the DSM is the DSM-IV and was published in the year 2000. The 5th edition of the DSM (DSM-5) is expected to be published in 2013. This research is investigating people living with borderline personality disorders’ opinion on what is important to be included in the upcoming edition of the DSM.

I anticipate that this research will contribute to the mental health community’s understanding of BPD, and that patients with BPD will benefit as a result. If you have questions or comments, please contact v.l.withington-wray@newcastle.ac.uk.

Filling out this survey is voluntary, confidential and should take approximately 10 minutes. The risks of participation in this study include boredom, fatigue and the evocation of painful emotions by virtue of being asked questions about your history. You can withdraw from the survey at any point.