Meds not routine in BPD: guide

The guideline, developed at the federal government’s request, said some health professionals wrongly believed it was better not to tell a person they had BPD for fear they could be discriminated against. It emphasised telling the person the diagnosis could help ensure they received effective treatment.

“Health professionals at all levels of the healthcare system and within each type of health service, including general practices and emergency departments, should recognise that BPD treatment is a legitimate use of healthcare services,” it stated

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