Are there specific guidelines for treating patients with borderline personality disorder?
Role induction is crucial in the treatment of patients with personality disorders. There should be very clear instructions regarding the appropriate ways to utilize the clinic and expectations regarding appointment adherence and following recommended prescriptions for treatment. Consequences for not following the rules should be made clear and reinforced. Despite the difficulty that these patients may have with meeting agreed upon goals, it is important that the clinician not lower expectations of the patient, as this will lead to worsening function and outcomes.