Disease burden of borderline personality disorder: cost of illness, somatic comorbidity and mortality

DISCUSSION: The burden of disease in BPD is clearly increased (cost of illness, somatic comorbidity and mortality). The increased mortality can mainly be explained by deaths as a consequence of poor physical health and associated BPD-related health behavior and only to a lesser degree by suicide. These results highlight the importance of classifying BPD as an SMI and the necessity to provide not only psychotherapeutic and psychiatric but also adequate somatic prevention and treatment. Individual improvement of everyday care as well as establishing new interdisciplinary and multiprofessional services could enhance health equality for people with BPD.PMID:34097089 | DOI:10.1007/s00115-021-01139-4
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