If your GP suspects BPD, youll probably be referred to your local community mental health team for a more in-depth assessment. Ask if the service youre being referred to has experience of working with personality disorders. You may also find the Mind and Emergence websites useful.
How do you get officially diagnosed with BPD?
There is no borderline personality disorder test, but your doctor may ask you to answer mental health questionnaires or take psychological tests and assessments to learn more about you. To diagnose the condition, mental health professionals gather information about your symptoms, life experience, and family history.
How do I seek help for BPD?
If you or a loved one are struggling with BPD, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area.
How long does a BPD diagnosis take?
How long does it take to diagnose borderline personality disorder? Diagnosing BPD typically takes one or two sessions, says Simon A. Rego, PsyD, chief psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, both in New York City.