General principles of prescribing in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

I truly admire this Q and A feature…It gives a lot of info about BPD.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in Psychiatry

1. True or False
  1. The prevalence of BPD in in-ward patients is close 1%
  2. The suicide rate among BPD patients is similar to that seen in patients with affective disorder or schizophrenia
  3. Symptoms waxes and wanes in patients with BPD
  4. Drugs are usually used continuously
2. True or False Re: Management of a crisis in BPD
  1. Use of sedatives are recommended
  2. Use of SSRIs are extremely safe
  3. BDZ may reduce impulsiveness
  4. APs can be used without any adverse side effects for the purpose of sedations
  5. Promethazine is a recommended drug
3. True or False
  1. BPD predicts poorer response to treatment in depression
  2. BPD predicts poorer response to treatment in OCD
  3. Symptoms often improve in an unexpected way
  4. Close to 50% of patients with BPD may also have bipolar spectrum disorder.
  5. Lithium is licensed for the control of aggressive behaviour or intentional self-harm

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