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Borderline and antisocial personality disorders
The quality standard for borderline and antisocial personality disorders is made up of 7 statements that describe high-quality care for people with these disorders. These statements set out the quality of care you should receive.
1. People with possible borderline or antisocial personality disorder have a structured assessment by a specialist in mental health before they are given a diagnosis. The results of the assessment are written in their records. This means that the diagnosis is accurate and that their needs and other health problems are identified from the outset.
2. People with borderline personality disorder are offered psychological therapies that help them manage their condition. They can choose the type, the length of the sessions, treatment and frequency of the therapy they receive.
3. People with antisocial personality disorder are offered group therapy that helps them manage their condition. They can choose the length of the sessions, treatment and frequency of the therapy they receive.
4. People with borderline or antisocial personality disorder are only prescribed antipsychotic or sedative medication for a short time if they have a crisis or if they have another condition that needs that medication.
5. People with borderline or antisocial personality disorder agree with the people providing their care a plan setting out how their services will change before any changes happen. The plan includes what will happen if services are stopped and how they can get help if they have a crisis.
6. People with borderline or antisocial personality disorder have a care plan that sets out their goals for education and employment.
7. People with borderline or antisocial personality disorder are supported by mental health professionals who are supervised by their managers to make sure they provide a good level of care.