Air is My Plea: An Acronym to Help Recall DSM-5 Borderline Personality Disorder and its Diagnostic Criteria

Clinical guidelines suggest that when patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are accurately diagnosed and are promptly involved in treatment, they would often show improvement within their first year of treatment [1]. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM -5) [2] criteria-based approach for diagnosing BPD could be difficult to recall especially in hurried emergency settings and busy clinical encounters.


Hani Raoul Khouzam

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