Consider borderline personality disorder in teens

Children as young as 12 can be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Australian experts say.

The advice comes in new draft NHMRC guidelines, which aim to promote early diagnosis and management of a condition branded one of the “most difficult and troubling problems in psychiatry”.

The guidelines recommend that 12-18-year-olds with frequent self-harming behaviour, suicidal ideation, marked emotional instability, or