This feature by Tony DuBose, PsyD and Yevgeny Botanov, PhD is a reflection on the mental health profession. DuBose and Botanov take stock of the state of the field, both in terms of achievements as well as taking a look at how to raise the bar for the future.
The need for implementation of effective treatments for individuals at high-risk for suicide — and those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) — is greater than ever. The most recent and highest quality epidemiological evidence indicates that the lifetime prevalence of BPD is between three and six percent in the U.S. population (Grant et al., 2008; Trull et al., 2010). Worldwide, nearly 1 million people die annually as a result of suicide (World Health Organization, 2016).
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